Back to the Grindstone

It has been an enjoyable two weeks home with the family. I wish every day could be like this. But like "all good thing" - my vacation must "come to an end".

Here I sit at 5am - Back to my regular routine of a quick check in to the blog world before I head off to work - help to protect the citizens of the city I work for (for 8 - 12 hours) - then home again with my family.

As I ponder my calender, and look over the remainder of the summer - I can see that any sleep I caught up with over my vacation will quickly be taken from me - as I am seeing a horizon full of overtime.. Overtime of the "early in" variety. Early in as my shift starts at 3am - with a 2:45 report time - with a 1am alarm clock... (Snooze bar'ed until closer to 1:30).

Sigh... Only 28 more years to go before retirement.... Assuming there is such a light at the end of my rainbow, or I live long enough to see it.


  1. Glad you had a great vacation...and I have to say thanks for serving and protecting all of takes a special person to do what you do and a lot of the time you don't get recognized for thanks!

  2. I have to add my thanks with Dad of Diva's. It's incredibly comforting to know that someone is on the other end of the line when you have an emergency.

  3. My boys are going back to school tomorrow, so it's back to early hours for me too. I took this holiday to sleep late and go to work late. I left early too lol So...I really don't want tomorrow...I want more of the past three weeks!

  4. How's that saying go ... "all good things must come to an end"? I honestly think they should give us dispatchers the summer off and bring in some replacements so that we can fall back, regroup, and recharge for the rest of the year!

    Good luck back at the old grind!


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