Things always seem to change with the military. As a firefighter, Anthony works 24 on 24 off, with 72 off in a row every two weeks. Basically, he works 72 hours a week. I've adapted to being home by myself 3 days and nights out of the week though and I think he's got used to working it. But it really stinks for holidays. Since fires don't take vacations, neither does he. And because he's only off 7:30am to 7:30am, we don't get to go home and visit families.
Well, that being said, I was real excited when they got an extra day off for Christmas. That meant, he had 72 hours off before Christmas (22-24th to be exact) and 72 hours off after Christmas. We could spend time with both families. And celebrate with my family during our tradition Christmas Eve dinner. I have been looking forward to it for so long. Well guess what....
Yup, that changed. Some guys got in trouble and they took away their extra day that they got. So, I'm kind of really bummed. I know it's military, and that's how it goes, but ugh! I was fine when I thought I was going to miss it BEFORE you gave us an extra day. But then you got me so excited. Now, I'm so bummed. I don't get how punishing everyone is going to make a difference. It's always the same guys that make the bad choices. Everyone lost their time off. Except the higher up guys, those that are in charge and responsible for other guys! How is my husband supposed to keep these guys from drinking and driving? They already have a number to call to get a ride if you can't drive.
We're going to make the best of it. Atleast we're trying to. What are some things you and your husband do when you can't go be with your family for Christmas?
4 weeks ago