Last week The Associated Press called over and asked if we had photos of drilling rig crews in the freezing cold. Naturally, the answer was no and even more naturally, I embarked on a journey into 10-below temperatures (about 30-below or colder with wind chill) and hopped up on a rig.
It was cold but I’ve already reached this point where the sub-zero temperatures feel like the 30s. It must be because it’s my second winter in North Dakota or that I finally broke down and bought more warm gear. Either way, it took a few hours to really feel the cold up there.
In this part of the country, I have about four or five more months of this. Good thing I’m used to it and cloudy, dreary days.
© 2013 Jerry Burnes/Williston Herald