Thursday, October 22, 2009
Fun with Excel
Jeff (of the infamous, Melissa and Jeff) suggested I take a 30 min walk when G-man comes home, just to clear my head. See the above schedule to see why this doesn't happen.
Blue is G-man's work schedule (dark blue is driving). Pink is my work schedule. And orange is when G-man is home. Green is sleep.
We see Daddy for about 10 min in the morning before he leaves for work. And then we don't see him again for almost 24 hrs. He is home in the afternoon for a few hrs between jobs....while I am at work. He leaves...then I get home, and shortly after...the wee people come home.
Weekends...he works 8am-4pm, then 6pm-10pm. I am on my own. I am on my own every night (except Tuesday and Friday night). I do homework, and showers, and errands, and medical, and calls, and etc....on my own.
G-man started working 2 jobs....SEVEN years ago. We both worked 2 jobs before the kids (and I was in graduate school) to pay off some debt and save for our fertility treatments. We stopped the second job for about a year before the kids....then when they were born, he went back....just for now.
Here we are 7 yrs later. No end of the second job in sight. I never see my husband. My kids never see their father. We have almost no family time.
Friday is the only day we both have off, and that is spent playing catch-up from the week.
Our debt has consumed us. It has consumed our time and energy. And we have nothing to show for it.