Saturday, June 16, 2012

Huge Adjustment

We've had such a huge adjustment in our family ever since my hubby took his new job. He now works 10 hour days and then when you add the one hour drive each way - it makes for 12 hour days. It is HARD. Hard, hard, hard. I feel for him because of the commute, but it's so weird because he's never been happier in terms of his actual work. We feel SO blessed that he has this amazing job and we're going to find ways to make it work.

Our biggest problem is that when we come home from work, we're exhausted, and then we're trying to take care of the kids, and the house...so when we put the kids to bed, all we want to do is go to bed ourselves and we're not spending quality time together. I'm sure a lot of you can relate?

We're not sure how long he'll have an hour commute. If it's looking like he's going to be at that particular location for a couple years, we're going to have to seriously consider moving closer. It's much easier for me to commute since I only HAVE to work 7 hours (plus the days I have afterschool meetings, etc.). The rest of the work I can do from home.

In our attempt to spend more quality time together, we thought it'd be fun to go out to the movies and go to lunch. Mr. Howard had to work the night shift on Friday, so we thought it'd be the perfect time to go! We went and saw Rock of Ages, which we thought was so funny (a little corny...but it made us actually laugh out loud at times). Tom Cruise is SOO believable.

7 comments:

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that kind of schedule can be stressing and exhausting for everyone...I'm glad you're figuring out ways to make it work and squeezing in that quality time!

Courtney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

commutes like that can be hard. Filip used to work in Placerville about 40 minutes away from where we lived. It blew especially since he was already working 60+hour work weeks. I will say about the time we thought about moving closer...he got moved to another store much closer! Besides, we have already told you that you can never move (unless we do of course!!) You and Lisa/Tim are stuck with us as neighbors forever! lol. Anything we can do to help you get more 1:1 time we would gladly do!

Kristy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is really hard. I can completely relate since I used to work 80hrs + per week. We always tried to have 1 date/week no matter how tired we were. Some of those dates were ordered pizza and a movie on the couch but it still helped bring us closer together. Praying for everyone involved.

Tesha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Praying for you to have quality time if not quantity! You guys are such a cute couple!

AbbyS. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yowza. That is a lot of work! Glad you got a night out. Hoping things get easier on you all.

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Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My husband and I both have a commute to work now that he got his new job. We ended up moving halfway between both jobs so although we work 1 hour apart from each other, we only have a 30 minute drive each. It makes it so much easier on both of us.

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