Here is a comical iphone pic of Dad sleeping on the plane to St. Pete’s Beach last Fall. I thought it was fitting, as I, too, am POOPED. 🙂
I’m happy to say that today was our first day really working since before Gustav. The last time my butt spent more than mere seconds in front of my desktop was two Thursdays ago. Whew!
Ariel & I got back from Leah & Corey’s wedding late Saturday night, exhausted, and after shooting for 7 hours then hopping in the car and driving back right after, it took a few grunts and some patience to get myself out of the car because my stinkin’ back stiffened and locked up so bad on the drive back.
Adam had told me news last week that we were both pretty sure was coming: due to the damage in Alexandria and Baton Rouge, he’s back to working 13 days on: 1 off with TWELVE hour shifts daily. So, although we did NOT have damage here in Lake Charles/Sulphur, At&T is sending techs out and have put them back on a schedule that scarred us from Rita – 12-14 hours shifts with only two Sundays off per month. (In 2005, he kept these kind of hours and days for SIX months – through our wedding and all!)
So, I woke up Sunday morning – my first real morning home in over a week – to a quiet, empty house. I was sad. Most weekends, Adam spoils me by fixing breakfast, making coffee, and having the paper and comics on the table when I get up. We make a big deal out of coffee and breakfast, spending up to an hour reading through the papers and talking. This Sunday looked to be a lonely day; he leaves at 6:30 and doesn’t get home until about 8:30 at night. BUT – I decided to spend the morning at my parents house, which was fun!
I’d been almost in tears looking at the nursery – it’s been a complete wreck from the hurricane threat – everything thrown in bags stuffed in his crib, random stuff all over the place… and so my brother and sister-in-law (Chase & Lonni) were awesome enough to come over and help get it straight, hang my curtains up, and test wall colors with me… all the things I’ve been wanting to do with Adam but knew we couldn’t do with his new schedule. Made me feel SO much better! Thank you, guys! 🙂 You both made my day yesterday!
BUT, by the time we’d played upstairs with his room for awhile, my back was shot! So, I spent the rest of the afternoon and night laid up with a heating pad – my new best friend. 🙂
So after such a crazy past (several) days, I was actually happy it was Monday today and we could finally get back to school and work like the rest of the country. 🙂 But, please – bear with me – I have NOT made a trip to the lab yet since Gustav, but I will be going soon! I’ve gotten really behind on due dates and editing as well (you just can’t edit on a laptop), but my tired butt is working hard to catch up!!!
Sessions have resumed as normal, as of today, with about 5 scheduled for this week. Anything from Wednesday afternoon through Friday I’m calling “tentatively scheduled” for now, though, due to another friggin’ storm – Ike – heading into the Gulf tonight. DANG IT!
Poor nursery. 😦