I am working in a hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  For my work, I often am called to visit a small town and set up shop in a hotel.  I can stay any length of time from 3 days to 2 years.  Usually the small town is really A SMALL TOWN.  But for this gig I am in Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs is a great city.  There is lots to do and good restaurants.  I have crew of professional landmen to work on this project.  I work in the oil and gas industry.  A landman’s job has two parts – identify who owns the mineral interest under certain properties and then obtain the rights to access those minerals.  For this project, I am overseeing the ownership portion of the project.

I will be in Colorado Springs for about 14 months and I have now been here for about six months.  The pressure is immense.  I have a two room suite, the living room which I have set up to be a common office, and a bedroom.  My suit door opens at 6:30 and for the next 14 hours I will have my 15 crew members coming in and out.  They will be using the office equipment, asking questions, getting coffee, decompressing from some difficult research and just hanging out.

I love my job.

But the pressure is very immense.  However, I am now setting into motion some business systems and delivery superior product to the client in ways that I have wanted to do since I was 50.  Because of the new methods that I have implemented, what in the past would have taken a landman about 12 work days to complete is now taking about 6.  At about $600 per day, this is a major savings.

Did I mention the pressure of the job.

As I stand in the doorway between the living room and bedroom, there is a tingling in the bottom of my left foot.  Just a little numbness.  Maybe about a 0.5 on a 10.0 point numbness scale.  I am not anxious about this but I notice it for the first time.

This is me visiting the Garden of the Gods.

Garden Of The Gods - Jan 2012

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