For Katie Humphrey, the call came on a day “on.” Nowadays, the same situation would be considered her day “off.”
She was on the tractor, making hay on her father’s farm near Coleharbor, ND.
“It must have been Deb Meyhoff (Basin Electric employment coordinator). I answered my cell and she said, ‘Oh hi, it’s kind of loud, this is Deb.’ So I shut off the tractor really quickly. I remember I was so excited I didn’t want to keep doing what I was doing. I just wanted to go tell everybody. I was not expecting it to go that fast, right out of school.”
That was nearly three years ago. Humphrey accepted a job as a boiler attendant at Leland Olds Station near Stanton, ND, and continues working with her father and husband on their farm on her days “off.”