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.