The Shell land man has been calling and even stopped by. The kids have answered the phone (I'm outside much of the day); the guy always asks for my ex-husband. The kids say he isn't here, do you want to talk to my mom? The guy says no. He won't leave a message, but I'm sure it's Shell; no one else would ask for my ex at this number. When he stopped by I was out mowing behind the garage; my son talked to him, pointed me out, but again, he didn't want to talk to me..he'd wait to talk to 'Brian' (my kids are still annoyed about the divorce and won't tell people that dad lives in Philadelphia). Sigh. This game could go on for a while.
Brian and I are divorced, he doesn't live here, and I bought out his share of the farm (we are both still on the deed until I can refi...my ex says the gas rights are mine alone, and he'll sign whatever I need him to) so I'm the one the guy needs to talk to. I'm in no hurry; they are the ones that want to do their 3-D survey. I'm getting kind of insulted that he doesn't want to talk to me (being a single woman farmer has made me over-sensitive to men who don't want to do business with 'the little woman' and will wait to talk to the man...there are still a few people like that around, and I've stopped doing business with them). Should I contact them, or wait for this guy to decide he should talk to ME?
And maybe you can explain to this person who refuses to talk with you just what the situation is berween you and your EX. Write it in a note and have you kids hand it to him next time he appears.
At this point I might settle for that deal Dan.