back in june of 08, i walked into the doghouse to catch the driller and motorhand smokin some "foils" and doing some lines off the nos box. I was workin derricks. I like cold beer , and I don't care what anyone does but you keep that crazy on your time at your home. I guess you have to know how much I hate dope to understand how angry I got. Anyways I thought i'm gonnna report it . I had talked to a few guys that I knew felt the way I did about it and on thier advice I just decided not to say anything. turned out they were gettin the drugs from the toolpusher who was a brother in law of the "safetyman". It was small company down in the Permian Basin, so everyone there knows everyone. You don't say anything to anyone or your gone . A few days later the drill was movin some pipe around while we were trying to nipple up. He had that forklift floored with a few joints of 4" drill pipe. Needless to say , he dropped it on purpose as if to see who would flinch, in a fashion that four of us had to jump over them as they rolled passed us. He did this several times once while our backs were turned to him. That was the last straw I packed up and got out of dodge. I went to work for a friend of mine as a flowback hand (well completion). That lasted till march of 09 before the IRS shut us down. Seems my friend wasn't paying his taxes. Of course by then everyone was getting laid off so no one was hiring. Needless to say , no money , no wife. My ex-wife filed for a divorce a week after she graduated with her 3rd bach degree. It was supposed to be my time to go to shool while she supported the fam for a while. never happened . Got divorced in July. Couldn't find a job so I moved back home and found a job at a convienience store.. I have spent alot of nights in my car. I can't seem to save enough money to even get an apt. I make a very meager 1200 bucks a month of which half goes to my kiddo's, who by the way i can say I've seen less times than I have fingers on my right had. I can't save enough money to get on my feet much less put the gas in the car to drive 10 hrs.. I stay at a hotel sometimes, I tried to get into a few places around here that help you get on your feet,. I didn't qualify. Its fustrating but they do let me do laundry there and take showers. I have read more books this year than ever before. I miss my kids. I have noticed a few rigs popping up and even though I said I wasn't ever going back , I miss it alot. It makes me feel good to see a rig from the side of the road. I didn't think it would but when I drove by one it did something to me. Lookin at it and knowing I wasn't a part of it made me feel empty. I loved my job with Nomac everyone was cool no drug users. . I should have never quit. Which my wife talked me into because she couldn't handle a week apart. At least not till I went broke. lol. There A-lot of ramen noodle days and everynow and then I manage a breakfast at a decent restaurant so yeah ,,,,,,it's been a rough year. But threw all this I still thank God that my kids arn't hungry and that they have clothes on thier backs. If anyone knows of ANYONE doing ANY hiring please let me know. I'll go ANYWHERE right now......, I know I'll make someone a damn good hand. I've worked derricks for about four years , with Nomac (a double) and H-40 ( medium triple) .. I would like to find a job as a motorhand or a floorhand.