A New Routine

An Alaskan Cruise just might be in my future. 

So this evening my husband, who doesn\’t really need to do this, is going off to a part-time job. He will be working security for the county courthouse that is being built from 6pm to midnight on Thursdays and Friday and from 6pm to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. Ugh! I don\’t like the hours. We\’re usually in bed between 9:30 and 10 – sometimes as early as 9pm in the winter months and we\’re up early. He says he will do this for 1 year as we save to pay off the car. 

I will miss him. We are 2 peas in a pod. Oh, I\’ll get used to it. It would be better if he was working during the day – that way I could get things done. That\’s when I need him gone. I\’ll get into a new routine I hope. 

One thing he did say he wants to do, is to save up for a cruise to Alaska sometime either May of 2022 or Sept 2022. He spent over 20 years on a total of 6 ships in the Navy and Coast Guard and that is the only cruise he is interested in. Alaska is my dream place to live so why not? Let\’s do this. But paying off the car comes first!

Last night we went to the Mosquito Serenade and it was fun. What a place to \”people watch.\” Oh my. We left before it was over – the gnats were starting to bug me and no mosquitos. It was 100 degrees at 7pm last night but we were under these big trees and the Sacramento River was nearby so it was comfortable. Today we\’re supposed to be 109 and the next few days, 111 degrees with very low humidity. That\’s when we have the fire danger. 

We\’ve already had at least 8 fires that are out but were human-caused. I think our area must have more pyromaniacs than any place in the country. They wait for the perfect conditions for a fire – extreme heat and low humidity. They love wind, too if that is added to the equation. One fire was from the exhaust of a vehicle. The rest were arson or illegal campfires. Char had to evacuate twice last week due to a fire in the canyon below her place of work. Every morning, I hear the heavy fire planes going overhead to nearby fires. Back and forth all day. It\’s just the way it is here and I truly wish it wasn\’t that way. The alternative is moving back to the overpriced, smoggy, crowded, concrete bay area that abounds in snooty, elitist people. 


7 thoughts on “A New Routine

  1. Anonymous June 17, 2021 / 10:57 pm

    I would feel the same about the hours your hubby is working. When he is home on my day off get a lot less done…I'm not interested in a cruise, except an Alaskan cruise. Sounds like something fun to look forward too!


  2. Anonymous June 17, 2021 / 11:26 pm

    We did a cruise a few years ago, saw about 1/10000 of Alaska. It was better than Hawaii, which is dang good.


  3. Anonymous June 18, 2021 / 5:12 am

    Don't feel bad we are 97 degrees here and very dry. We need the rain. We have an idiot here too who they arrested for setting 8 different fires. Really? Idiot! She'd been doing this for awhile apparently. Some people have no purpose in life but to be a aggravation and menace to society. SMH.


  4. Anonymous June 18, 2021 / 11:57 am

    Hi Debby: We have the same routine of going to bed at night. Also my husband worked nights for a while and it isn't easy to get used to at first but then you can get into a routine. WOW, a cruise to Alaska would be something to look forward to. Have a great day. https://gloriasretiredlife.blogspot.com/


  5. Anonymous June 18, 2021 / 1:15 pm

    That's a good idea to pay off debts ASAP. We try to do that too. Our only debt right now is the new Nissan Frontier SV pickup truck. At least payments are doable but I want that expenditure gone as quick as possible.It would be fun to do an Alaskan cruise. What a good plan.\”Mosquito Serenade\” sounds like here in the swamp. We live about half an hour from the entrance to the Okefenokee Swamp in Waycross, GA. You talk about mosquitos, yellow deer flies and horse flies! Yowza! I hope y'all don't have those biting pests. I'm definitely a winter person living here.Blessings. xx


  6. Anonymous June 18, 2021 / 6:13 pm

    You go girl and take hubby with you.


  7. Anonymous June 20, 2021 / 1:45 am

    I would love to go on another cruise one day


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