So John was supposed to be working weekends this month but due to some small miracle of the line improvement window he was able to get 3 weekends off!! Now the bad thing about this is that his line this month is only 80 hours.... So he's going to have to pick up something to get his hours back up, but at least he can control that! Never have we had such good luck with the line improvement, thank you crew scheduling!!
* Line improvement window happens twice a month and that is where (in theory) you can move some of the trips around to different days or pick up/trade trips in order to work more/less time.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
So this is the great thing about being a pilots wife (sense the sarcasm)...I work during the week...and John works on weekends.....So you can guess how many days off we have together...not many.....Anyways...So I go to work about noon and get home about 7, it's really annoying since John is home all day and I'm at work. The last time we had the same day off together was January 14ish! When we went to Trinidad Colorado!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
So this is clearly the worst thing about being a pilots wife (besides all the holidays and events that John misses). His dog Suka had a stroke (or something) on Saturday night and I had to put her down on Sunday morning, it was so sad and she loved John but of course John was at work. Suka was our 3 legged wonder dog. We got her from animal control when she was 9, she had been with the same family for 9 years, and for some reason they thought a 3 legged, 9 year old dog at animal control wouldn't be put down! Well I couldn't let her stay there so we took her home and we had her for 3 great years. She was always a happy dog and got along with everyone. Love you Suka...
"To fly west, my friend is a flight we all must take for a final check."
Saturday, February 19, 2011
So I had another awesome day! Slept in...hung out in the afternoon...went to dinner with good friends who drove (so I had a few beers even!) came home...And this is where it went south, Johns favorite dog Suka..she's 13 and has 3 legs can't stand up...of course...because it's Saturday night, no place is open, tomorrow is Sunday so our regular vet isn't open, and John isn't supposed to be home until Tuesday (though he gets off work tomorrow, which is another story in its self..). Not sure what to do at this point she cries every time I try to get her up so I carry her around (she's still at least 60lbs). This is when I hate the fact that John is gone......
Friday, February 18, 2011
Today was actually one of those great days as a pilots wife. Nothing went wrong...(and it's after midnight so I can safely say that) work wasn't awful; and I got to talk to John more than once, and for more than 5min! Small things anymore make me happy. Now I'm just on to the typical end of the day routine...watching Big Bang Theory while I fall asleep, tonight I believe is season 1 disc 2!