Now, years later, I have found my hero. Well, I was wrong to say the least. I will never forget the time that I was cutting a piece of fruit in the kitchen when the knife slipped.
When I looked down, I panicked; blood dripping from my finger at a rate that seemed like it was out of a movie. Well, what happens when you spend 12 hours straight with individuals almost four days a week?
They are no longer your friends, but rather your family; they know your personal life and you know theirs. They are there for your problems because with 12 hours ahead of you, what else are you going to talk about?
Long Hours and Opposite Schedules. Instead, we are on complete opposite schedules and work different hours. I work the everyday job, but he works 7 P. Typically, when I am preparing to leave in the morning, he is just getting home, and when I am getting home, he is waking up and getting ready to leave.
The positive thing about our schedules is there is always someone there for our two dogs. Eight to 12 hours is a long time for a dog to be alone and luckily with our schedules, someone is always home.
Sometimes I find it hard to believe that he or I have not gotten seriously sick with all of the germs that he must bring home. Sure, hospitals are sterile, but the sick beings walking into that emergency room are far from it. Sometimes if I hear the washing machine first thing in the morning, I am scared to ask why he has to wash his scrubs; to say I feel itchy for the rest of the day would be an understatement. The Love of Coffee has Increased Greatly.
Since my boyfriend works such long hours, most of which are overnight, caffeine has become the solution for keeping him going and awake. We have enough coffee cups for an entire party, it seems whenever we see a new one we like, we buy it.
We also do not have just one machine to make coffee either, we have about 5 different things relating to coffee. After the beans are ground, we can make espresso in out espresso machine, or if that is too strong, we have a regular coffee pot, too.
However, if it is only for one person, we have a single-cup brewing system, but if that is not smooth enough of a taste, we also have a French press. Oh, and how could I forget about the different syrups we have to make flavored coffee? Living with a nurse is much different than I would have ever imagined. There are difficult times with our schedules, yes, but all other times rise above that issue.