It’s already been a maddeningly long week– Presidents’ Day weekend is apparently a big thing in the furniture business– and Monday was a full staff day, meaning that everyone in the store had to be there on Monday whether it was their day to work or not and everyone got an extra five hours of work this week on top of our normal 46.
Everyone but me, that is. They didn’t actually announce the full-staff thing until, like, Friday, and by that point I was already pretty damn sure that there was no way I was going to be able to spend a single second longer at work than I absolutely had to today. My wife was at work until 8:00 on Monday and nearly 9:30 on Tuesday, meaning that my parents had to watch the boy all day Monday and pick him up from school and watch him afterwards on Tuesday until I could pick him up after I got off work at 8.
And today she fled town altogether to spend the next three days in Des Plaines (I think? I should probably know what town she’s in) and leaving me at home with the boy. Which in the overall scheme of things isn’t any sort of big deal– I am not actually the sort of father who panics at the thought of being sole caretaker for his kid for a few days– but it has rather increased my desire for sleep. Lots of sleep. And the extreme business of the last few days have already cut into my blogging time, so we’ll see if the next couple of days are the same way.
Long story short, I’ve got tons to do and don’t panic if I disappear for a couple of days.