Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I survived.....

.... my first night with Eric being with DeAtly Crushing. But in defense of my survival, I drove to Kooskia last night. Eric called me and said that he forgot his coveralls, and that's a MUST plus his welding hood. So last night after I interview yet another person for daycare, I packed up the kids and left. I got there around 8:30ish and went straight to bed. Eric's shift is 4:30am til 2:30pm, usually Monday through Friday, but that is always subject to change on Friday afternoon. I got up at 3:45am and headed home, needless to say it's already been a long day. His position is called an "Oiler". Bluntly he's a grunt. When there is overtime to be had, Eric and one other person ( I forgot what he's called) has to stay behind and finish up, whether it's only a couple of hours or the whole weekend. The price we pay, I guess.
This morning when we woke up, I told Eric not to expect me to come up every night. That drive killed me, driving in the rain and at night. Where he's situated and parked isn't all that bad. The trailer was warm and roomy and it has running water. I'm heading back up on Friday morning, and we'll see if we come home for the weekend or just hang out there.

5 comments:

Simons4u said...

It seems to me that you have a lot of strength. It is so beautiful to hear how much you will miss your husband. I've heard couples say that they enjoy their independence apart but I know I would be reacting more like you. Thank you for sharing.

Kaelene Reel said...

We have come along way (11 years), for me not to feel that way. I pretty much died last night when he talked to the kids. It broke my heart. But I'm willing to drive whatever distance to see and be with him.

Jen said...

I'm glad you survived your first night. I've been thinking about you and how difficult this must be. I'm sure you are counting the days till Friday.

Lacey said...

Granted, not everyone is made to endure separation with ease. However you can rest assured that sfter 11 years together that his heart will still be with you even if his body is not. Hang in there.

Kaelene Reel said...

I was going to head up tonight, but Tarren is receiving an award at school tomorrow morning, and it would be crappy of me to not let her accept it. I'm kind of excited about going. Get to discover new lil towns and what they have to offer. Rumor of overtime for the weekend has come about,and that means almost finishing up and getting ready to head on to the next place... no biggy.. just another adventure.. the kids will love it. Anything to be with daddy. Thank you all for your kind word, thought and prayer. Though it's a rough start, I'm sure it'll smooth out. I'll keep you all posted on our "adventures"..