"It's a good thing for me. I know it's not for everyone, but it is for me," says Susan Burns, owner of Gardendale R.V. Park.
Burns says over the past few months, she's seen some big changes. "A few years ago when everything went dead, I lost half my park. Now, I'm back up to full capacity."
Business is so good, in fact, she says, "I was able to retire and it's doing well."
Other residents out in Gardendale are dealing with rigs going up right in their backyard, literally. But even so, one mother of two says she's glad her husband has a job. "I wish they weren't so close to our house. It is kind of scary, but other than that, I'm glad there are more jobs now."
And those who are possibly getting hit the hardest are the owners of the pecan farms that Gardendale is famous for. While most are worried for there livelihood, one man says he understands. "I mean it's drilling. We buy land in Texas and that's the law. I knew that's the possibility they may come and drill at one time, and that's what I expect. I just expect the oil company to take care of damages. "