Surprise days off!

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I woke up yesterday at 5am, which isn’t unusual at all. I wake up all through the night. I can’t quite explain why it’s usually on the hours, like 3am, 4am or 5am within a few minutes. Yesterday it was…

Surprise days off!

I woke up yesterday at 5am, which isn’t unusual at all. I wake up all through the night. I can’t quite explain why it’s usually on the hours, like 3am, 4am or 5am within a few minutes. Yesterday it was 12am, 2am and 5am.

When I wake around 5,it’s the time he leaves the house for work, so I noticed he wasn’t following the normal 5am routine. He was still here at 5:20 and 5:30. Weird.

I fell back asleep and woke to the alarm at 7am. It’s colder here and I don’t know why that makes my early morning sleep the best. I have let the alarm wake me 5 times this September.

As it turns out, I could has kept in anyway. I immediately smelled the coffee brewing and movement. He was still home, on a Thursday. Our morning kitchen conversation upset him a bit, as he retold the stupidity of his story. He wasn’t allowed to go to work because he missed a daily COVID-19 test. They told him not to come in.

Due to additional bad luck, he is also home today; Friday and will probably lose 2 days pay. Frustration. It’s a topic that sparks instant rage if anyone approaches the topic, and it repeats several times a day as he speaks with friends via the phone through the day.

His control needs mean I get the days off too. He feeds the animals and adjusts the rules on how I have been doing it. The cooler weather means the feeding times get adjusted too, and the pig gets some additional evening steps. I have to go out and wrap him snugly in a blanket 30 minutes after his last meal.

So far, he’s come home within that time, and done it himself.

So my four day weekend is spent avoiding the topic of work or Covid. I wrap myself in a blanket and stay in bed.

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