even though sometimes it's hard having him gone for 24 hours at a time, the silver lining of his schedule is that he is also home for 24 hours at a time. sometimes 48 hours, sometimes 96. really, once we settled into the rhythm of the fire department shift schedule, it became clear that it is mostly wonderful. the trickiest part is probably getting home from work with her right around dinner time on the days he is gone and I've got no dinner plans. though in times like those there are always options like popcorn and kale chips, bean/cheese/veggie nachos, cereal..... and is that really a hardship? nah.
probably my favorite part is how much time it gives the two of them together. good, long chunks of time. time in which to do things like go climb up onto the roof, stack firewood, and go for a nice long swing under the big white oaks.
all done under the caring and very watchful eye of her main man.