Goodbye Weekends – I will miss you.

Yesterday, we found out that one of Joe’s co-workers will be out of work for a few weeks (months) and all the other employees will be picking up his shifts. This means that Joe will now be working 6 days a week, Monday – Saturday.  So for the next few weeks (hopefully no longer) we’ll be a one-day weekend family.

There are a few benefits from this inconvenience. First, Joe will be getting some mad overtime pay which will help us pay off some debt. Secondly, Since I know in advance I can plan accordingly. I don’t mind when I know Joe is going to be working extra long hours, it’s the last minute stuff that drives me nuts. I plan extra fun things for Jude and I when Joe is working long hours so we don’t dwell too much on the fact that he’s not there.

Finally, we were fortunate enough to get a three day weekend last week so we are well rested for a few weeks with 1 day weekends. Last weekend was the 4th of July and like many people Joe had the 5th off. We didn’t do much of anything for the 4th but on the 5th we took a mini day trip to Durham, NC (which is all of 25 minutes away from our house.) We spent a few hours at the NC Museum of Life Science (we saw the bears swimming), ate lunch at Parker and Otis (for the first time) and shopped in a record store. It was a fun adventure but not exhausting like some trips can be. (See pictures below.)
So I’m starting to plan for the next few Saturdays some fun things for Jude and I. If you have any ideas of fun stuff to do in or around Raleigh let me know.

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  2. I know exactly how that feels. My husband has been working just about every weekend (a few hours on both Sat and Sun), but they finally hired someone else so he will finally have some weekends off! Our son is just 19 months and we haven't been able to plan family time. Hope you can though.

  3. I feel for you. The way my hubby is working right now, we're lucky if we get to see him for two hours any given day. He's either traveling to work, working, traveling home from work, or sleeping. Tuesday next week he has to work a crazy 18 hours. That doesn't include the time it takes him to drive to work or drive home. Basically he'll have a 20 hour day ahead of him on Tuesday due to mandatory overtime.

  4. There's Marbles Kids' Museum downtown and also some pretty cool little kid-friendly exhibits at the Natural Sciences Museum. Maybe history, too… it's been a few years since we took my youngest brother and sister-in-law there!

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