: What's a typical day like for you?



I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-02-08, 10:12 PM
Me first.

On weekdays, Monday through Thursday, I'll usually get up between eight and nine AM, lay in bed and stare at the ceiling for a while. Get out of bed around nine, shower and get ready for work. Leave for work at 10, get to work at 10:30. Then I work for 10.5 hours and go home at nine, get home at about 9:30. Come online and see what's up with my night crew (Jesda, both Garys, Ian, and my other friends), cook dinner, watch some TV, maybe read some stuff and go back to bed by 1:30 or so.

On summer week nights, after I'd get off my friend Josh and I go to a park in my area and hang out down there and meet women. It's fun. Boy, I really miss summer.

On Friday, I get up at about the same time, but I'll watch TV or play my XBOX for a couple of hours and get up around eleven. Depending on how I'm feeling, I'll either meet Brian (90Brougham350) for lunch, or I'll go out to the U of M campus in Minneapolis and meet my friend Evan for lunch down there, at Chik-fil-A. Then I'll probably run errands all afternoon and then hang around my place at night, or go out with friends.

Saturday, I get up at 6:50 for work from 8-4. Then I'll come home and relax until I go out with friends. Usually, I'll get home between 1-2 AM and read before I go to bed.

Sunday is a lot like Friday, but I don't run errands. I'll usually lay around the house all day and be lazy. Sunday afternoon naps are a must in the winter when it's cold or cloudy. There ain't many more relaxing things to me than watching "Modern Marvels" on the History Channel on a Sunday afternoon then crashing for a few hours. Otherwise if it's nice out I'll go running a lot on Sundays, or wash the car.


So that's me, how bout you?

SvB4EvA
03-02-08, 10:32 PM
Mon-Fri alarm goes off at 5:30am. Snooze till 5:45ish. Leave for work about 6. Get to work by 7 and work till 2. Get home around 3-3:30. Shower then maybe a snack. Depends on what I gotta do, but for the most part if there is nothing going on I will play guitar, surf the web, work out, take a ride in my CTS.

Friday night till Sunday night... I could be any where!!! (and usually hammered drunk)

Stoneage_Caddy
03-02-08, 10:46 PM
A typical day ??
I dont know what those are ....
Mon-Friday
I wake up , debate in my mind which side i woke up on the previous day. Decide which side it was then figure out how bad the previous day was. Normally selecting the opposite side based on bed wear knowing no matter what i do my day wont be effeted.
I spend 10 mintues looking for a pair of socks.
Then look outside and debate to take the car or bike.
Figure which im gonna take and find out that one is out of gas.
Debate again on which to take.
Still take the one with has no gas.
Get stuck at the gas station behind a homeless guy at the register paying for one cigarette.
Debate why i keep going to this station , then realize its becuse its sunoco and all the others sell terrorist fuel (citgo)
Debate on which of the 3 ways to work will not get me killed
End up on the one that takes 15 mintues to get thru one light ....
Halfway there get into the first road rage incident
Get to work and try to find which of the 3 vending machines will stand the best chance of giving me a mountain dew.
Fuss witht he computer to clock in
Then fuss with the time clock to punch in , and punch in on my first car for the day ..
Fix cars , lately its been old people waiting and watching as i scald myself on the superheated petroleum product leaving the oil pan. They stand there , sipping free coffie and holding there cupon for this service.
Debate on what to do for lunch
Take daily phone call from my insureance company on something theyve screwed up
Take call from bank regarding there latest excuse to extort money from me
Take call from harley motor credit (6 per day) asking where my payment is , even tho it isnt due for 10 more days
Get mad and turn phone off
Relaized i missed lunch
fix cars till 5 then spend 1 hour and 15 mintues going home , by the way its a 7 mile drive ...traffic here is worse then DC or LA ...
Get home realize theres nothing to eat , go to store for supplys
Take call from mom , more things she wants me to do that i dont have time to do ...
Rush to college for more classes
Debate in class why i even bother with college , my current degree has gotten me so much further in life (NOT!!!!!!)

thursday nights i go riding with the guys , then saturdays are normally PGR missions and sundays are harley owners group rides ....that is unless im working saturdays ...and if im not working my other job on the weekends (washing cars)...

After all that i toss and turn in bed for 2 hours pissed off about something ...

wait i coulda shortend this .....I bust my ass and get nothing for it , year after year ......

77CDV
03-02-08, 11:22 PM
.....I bust my ass and get nothing for it , year after year ......
Stoney, you have a unique talent for summing up the human experience.:)

A typical day for me: wake up at 7:30, actually get out of bed at 8, get to work at nine, leave 12 hours later, home by 9:30, eat, watch the news, bed by 11. Repeat.

Since I work with the public, my days off are spent avoiding contact with said public as much as possible, as said public is collectively annoying as hell.

77CDV
03-02-08, 11:24 PM
On summer week nights, after I'd get off my friend Josh and I go to a park in my area and hang out down there and meet women. It's fun. Boy, I really miss summer.



How much do they charge an hour in MN?:stirpot:

CadillacGurl
03-02-08, 11:55 PM
When in Chicago:
- Get up around 9AM
- Check cell for messages, normally text good morning to Jay
- Check e-mail, ioffer, neiman marcus, saks, and the CF
- Take a shower
- Get dressed and straighten my hair
- Go to class probably until 9PM (call Jason in between classes)
- Work out for 30 minutes- 1 hour
- Check e-mail, ioffer, neiman marcus, saks, and the CF
- Chat on IM
- Call Jason and say good night
- Go to Sleep around 11PM- 1AM

In PA at Jason's (Monday):
- Jay's mom wakes us up at 9AM, normally opens window blinds
- I get up and close the blinds and door then back to sleep until 9:20AM
- Jay gets up at 9:20AM and gets dressed. I normally throw on a bra underneath my t-shirt and put on a pair of jeans.
- I grab the lunches and say good bye to his mom while Jason warms up the caddy.
- Fight Rt. 28 Traffic to Duquesne University. I normally snap some pictures or film some footage... or jam out to the music
- Jay parks the car. I put up his parking permit and fold in my side view mirror while he gets his school books.
- Walk to Rockwell Hall, kiss Jason good bye as he heads off to class while I walk up to the 6th floor to the computer lab.
- Check e-mail, ioffer, neiman marcus, saks, and the CF
- Chat on the caddy forum
- Jason comes up to the comp lab at 11:30AM and eat lunch that his mom packed for us until 1PM.
- He has class until 2:50 and I'll stay in the lab chatting on the forum or doing homework.
- I meet him at 2:45 on Floor 1 and we walk over to Subway to pick up dinner.
- Head back over to Rockwell where Jason meets up with Keith and does accounting homework.
- I normally watch Sports Center (normally Sport Science is on) or I take a nap.
- At 6PM Jason heads back to class while I go back to the compute lab.
- Surf the forum and chat
- At 7:30 I meet Jason on Floor 1 and we head home.
- I call Jay's mom on the way home to let her know we're on the way, she gets dinner ready.
- Arrive home and have dinner.
- Battling laptops and watch tv until sleep insues.
- I get up at shut it off at 2 AM.

In PA at Jason's (Tuesday & Thursday)
- Jason's mom wakes Jason up at 8AM and opens the blinds.
- I get up and close the blinds and go back to sleep.
- Jason gets up and leaves at 8:15 for his 1st job at the shop.
- Wake up at least 4 times from Wicket (Jay's shih tzu) barking at me to lift him up on to the bed (most of the time he can jump, depends on how lazy he is).
- Find a comfy position so the dog can curl under my knees.
- I get up around 11AM (depending what time I got up to turn the tv off the prior night).
- Get on laptop check e-mail and CF
- Take a shower
- Text Jay... normally get a call from him around 3 after he's done with the shop and now heading to Best Buy
- More web surfing and tv watching
- Dinner at 6
- Watch TV with Jason's mom (normally Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune)
- Get a text/call that Jason is on his way home, I get dinner ready for him.
- Eat a small dinner with Jay
- Battle of laptops with TV until sleep
- I turn off TV at 2AM


In PA at Jason's (Wednesday & Friday):
- Jay's mom wakes us up at 9AM, normally opens window blinds
- I get up and close the blinds and door then back to sleep until 9:20AM
- Jay gets up at 9:20AM and gets dressed. I normally throw on a bra underneath my t-shirt and put on a pair of jeans.
- I grab the lunches and say good bye to his mom while Jason warms up the caddy.
- Fight Rt. 28 Traffic to Duquesne University. I normally snap some pictures or film some footage... or jam out to the music
- Jay parks the car. I put up his parking permit and fold in my side view mirror while he gets his school books.
- Walk to Rockwell Hall, kiss Jason good bye as he heads off to class while I walk up to the 6th floor to the computer lab.
- Check e-mail, ioffer, neiman marcus, saks, and the CF
- Chat on the caddy forum
- Jason comes up to the comp lab at 11:30AM and eat lunch that his mom packed for us until 1PM.
- He has class until 2:50 and I'll stay in the lab chatting on the forum or doing homework.
- I meet him at 2:45 on Floor 1 and we walk back to the car and head home.
- At home, I change into sweats and a new t-shirt and Jay normally puts on his sweats as well
- This is normally when we lay next to each other and talk on the forum until 6PM (dinner!)
- Dinner is when we stuff our faces! I stay after and help his mom clean up while Jason goes back upstairs to the laptops.
- We go back to laptop surfing while watching Law & Order: SVU or CSI: Las Vegas (which is what we're watching right now) until we fall asleep.
- I normally get up at 2AM and turn off the tv

In PA at Jason's (Saturday & Sunday)
- Jason's mom wakes him at 5:30AM or 4:30AM for work at Best Buy. Jason leaves around 5:45AM and works until 10AM.
- Again I wake up about 4 times from the dog barking to be picked up on to the bed.
- Get comfy and sleep until Jay gets home.
- Breakfast is normally made when he gets home so I wake up to the smell of bacon.
- Eat Breakfast.
- Shower then laptop battle ensues.
- Jason then normally works on the caddys if they need an oil change or whatnot checked.
- Make pizza for lunch
- Laptop battle or work on cars
- Dinner at 6
- Laptop fun with TV then sleep
- Turn off TV at 2AM

eldorado99
03-03-08, 12:09 AM
Monday-Thursday
12:00AM Go to bed
7:20AM Get up
7:35AM Leave for work
8:00AM Arrive at work
11:30AM Lunch!!
3:55PM Leave work
4:25PM Arrive at home
4:30PM Work on car/wash car/clean up yard
~6:30PM Dinner
7:00PM Usually watch TV or go on computer until bedtime

Friday
Same as above but replace after dinner stuff with going to bar with friends.

Saturday-Sunday
9:30AM Get up and eat breakfast

Hang around, do yardwork, work on cars, etc.

2:00PM Lunch

Hang around, do yardwork, work on cars, etc.

6:30PM Dinner

Go out with friends, bar or casino usually, unless its Sunday where I will go to bed around midnight.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-03-08, 12:53 AM
Monday-Friday School:
Get up at 5:55 for school. Shower, eat, brush teeth etcetera. Catch bus at 6:50 , get to school around 7:20. Sit on hallway floor with a group of friends and read because school doesn't start till 8:00. Why we get there so early, I have no idea. Periods 1-4 are all suck classes like English and Math. Eat lunch and catch bus at 12:00 to go to my technical school. Take highway to Technology Center of DuPage. Arrive at 12:30. Fix cars and do fun stuff until 2:45, when I take the bus back to school. Arrive at school at 3:15. Immediately walk to the regular bus that leaves at 3:30 to take me home. Arrive at home at 4:00. Total time on bus, 2 friggin hours. I listen to my Ipod on the bus and I need to recharge it every 3 days.

Monday-Thursday Work:
Eat some HotPockets for dinner and (usually) cashier at Wal*Mart from 5:00-10:30 for 2 nights during this time. I say usually because I am the most able bodied person there and subsequently have to do whatever they tell me. If the cart pusher is absent, I push carts. If someone want a bike down off the rack in the toy department, I grab a step-ladder and go get it. Today I pushed carts for my entire 9 hour shift (today is Sunday). Arrive home at 10:45 and go straight to bed, regretting having to wake up at 5:55 the next morning.

Friday-Sunday Work:
Work Friday nights from 5:00-11:00. Come home, straight to bed because Saturday I work from 6:30AM-5:00PM. I love 10.5 hour work days on less than 6 hours of sleep. Come home, find out family went out for dinner and have to make some myself. If I'm lucky, they left some money for me to order a pizza. Sunday I work from 1:00-10:00. Come home and have microwaved leftovers from whatever the family had for dinner. Go straight to bed because Monday morning the whole damn thing starts all over.

gdwriter
03-03-08, 12:55 AM
I can't match Stoney's life for sheer frustration. Damn, no wonder you drink more than I do.

Monday-Friday:

Alarm goes off at 6:45. Hit snooze a few times. Get up between 7:15 and 7:30.
Let Hoover out, pour food in his bowl and Pepper's.
Shave and turn on the shower.
Let Hoover in.
Shower and wash what's left of my hair.
Get dressed, eat breakfast, check out CF, New York Times editorials, a few political blogs while eating my cereal.
Refill Pepper's dish since Hoover's eaten her food, too.
Leave the house between 7:45 and 8:15. Drive 30 minutes to Corvallis.
Dodge a few oblivious students jaywalking in front of me as I approach campus.
If it's a good day, there's still a parking spot in front of my building. If not, I park in back.
Arrive at the office between 8:30 and 8:45. Make a pot of coffee to get through the morning.
Check my e-mail, check my calendar to see how many time-sucking meetings I have that day.
Work on a bunch of different writing projects. Do the most urgent ones the ones I can get done fastest first.
Check in periodically on CF and other Web sites whenever I need a few minutes' mental break.
Have lunch at my desk. Usually soup or a Lean Cuisine.
Continue working on different projects or attend yet another bloody meeting. Diet Coke has replaced coffee.
Leave the office between 5:30 and 5:45.
Dodge a few more stupid pedestrians as I leave campus. At least it's not dark now when I'm driving home.
Get home between 6:15 and 6:30.
Let Hoover out, pour food for him and Pepper. Let Hoover in. Repeat as often as he wants and I'll tolerate.
Make dinner. Depending on what I have on hand and how I'm feeling, I may actually cook or I may just throw something quick and easy in the microwave.
Watch whatever DVD I have from Netflix or read a magazine while I eat dinner.
If it's early in the week, I probably have papers to grade for the online classes I'm teaching. Usually takes 30-45 minutes to grade a student's paper. Unless it's really bad. Then it could be more than an hour.
Surf CF and other Web sites for a little while. Chat online with any friends who are on.
Go to bed between 11:00 and 11:30.
RepeatWeekends are much more relaxed. I'll often sleep pretty late, make a pot of coffee when I finally get up and read for a couple of hours. If the weather's nice, Hoover and I will go to the dog park. And I'll do work around the house and yard as needed. I'm busy during the week, so I'm pretty lazy most weekends.

Destroyer
03-03-08, 06:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjRrc_eDcu4

nickc50310
03-03-08, 01:09 PM
Mon-Fri
Alarm goes off at 7
snooze until 715
have a smoke
shower
brush teeth
get dressed
leave for work at about 745
work 8 to 430
get off work
lift or do cardio workout for about an hour
do work around the house
play xbox or go out
go to sleep around 1 or 2

Weekends- get hammered drunk
sleep in
go shooting or some other fun activity
take a nap
rinse and repeat
sunday go to dinner at my dad's house

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-03-08, 01:29 PM
How much do they charge an hour in MN?:stirpot:

Why pay for the entire hour? All I need is eight and a half minutes.

Night Wolf
03-03-08, 01:33 PM
Hmmm, is my life really that interesting that someone wants to take their time to read about it? Ah well... waiting for spackling to dry....

I'll start with Wednesday, since it's my Monday.

Wed- get up some time in the after noon, maybe 2 or 3, get ready for the work week, prepare lunch for work. Leave for Bible study/dinner at pastors house at 6, get there, eat, have our Bible study, leave around 8:15 or so, get to work at 9. Stay until 7:30AMish

Thurs- get home in the morning, shower, maybe eat something if hungry, go to sleep by 9AM.... wake up whenever between 3-6, get ready for work which starts at 7:30PM

Fri and Sat repeat above, except get home at 6AM, so I get to sleep eariler, wake up a bit eariler and have a couple extra hours to do things around the house.

Sunday morning, my Friday I'll get home around 6, if I am a little tired, take a 90mins nap otherwise do stuff around the house. Get to church at 9AM to help set up, I setup and run the sound equipment. We don't have our own building so everything is setup and taken down. Service starts at 10:30 until 12 or so, spend about 30mins tearing down, then we all may or may not go into town to get some lunch. By then I'll be really tired, so depending if I want to live on a night or day schedual that weekend, I'll either take a short nap or a long sleep.

Monday, work around the house or do whatever, at night around 6 I'll usually get together with a few friends, alternate between houses. Either cook dinner or get some take out and bring it back to the house. Play board games or watch TV then have our own Bible study. That'll go for several hours.

Tuesday.... do whatever, work around the house, clean the car or something, try to stay up as late as possible to sleep as late as possible on Wednesday.

Wednesday, the process repeats :)

Right now any and all free time is spent on the house... everything is a mess and a construction zone, the out buildings are totally full. Getting all the painting inside done, then I can start moving stuff in and setting it up.... once all this is done, I'll actually have normal time to myself.... hard to relax alot when nothing is organized and everything is a mess :(

Well, with that said, spackling is dry, ready for sanding, priming and painting.... both corners of the living room bay window had to be remade... other then that, the room is all painted and ready to go.... that was the most difficult room... time to get back.

slk230mb
03-03-08, 02:01 PM
Monday - Friday

Up at 5:15, catch the 5:53 train
Work 7-4 (never leave at 4, closer to 6)
Get home, eat, pass out, repeat.

The weekends aren't much more exciting.

NOT ON MY WATCH
03-03-08, 02:20 PM
Wake at 6 AM. Drink coffee. Work hard. Eat healthy. Work harder. Drink more coffee. Live life and love wife. Sleep whenever.

Repeat.

HITMONEY
03-03-08, 02:54 PM
tits

eldorado99
03-03-08, 04:02 PM
Hahaha! :2thumbs:


tits

SvB4EvA
03-03-08, 06:08 PM
WjRrc_eDcu4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjRrc_eDcu4)

Well put! :lol:

Love that song! :alchi:

c5 rv
03-03-08, 09:33 PM
Like many folks, I work plus am a caregiver. My wife had a horse accident in 1996 resulting in a brain injury and she continues to need assistance with most of her activities of daily living.

Weekdays:

5:00 Up with alarm for 1/2 hour of light exercise, shower, breakfast, feed dog, and provide care for my wife.

6:30 Brief one of our two weekday caregivers who will work with my wife that day. They usually go out to lunch and have a fun time. My wife loves to read - mainly SF and fantasy.

7:15 Arrive at work and have fun. I manage a long-term healthcare EDI project and get to do everything.

3:15-4:15 Leave work. Some days I do grocery shopping or other errands.

5:00 Arrive home for dinner. Most days the caregiver prepares dinner, other days I bring carryout.

6:00 Help my wife with some care items and get her set to watch a movie on TCM or DVD. During the movie I do some chores.

8:00 Help my wife get ready for bed.

9:00 Free time for some TV and internet.

10:00 Get ready for bed and care for my wife.

Overnight: 2-5 wakeup calls from my wife for care or about dreams that she believes are real.


Weekends:

I sleep in until about 6:00 and have an hour or two of time for coffee and reading before my wife is ready to get up. I spend most of the rest of the morning with preparing breakfast and caregiving. I try to get cleaning done on Saturday and we usually go out for supper. At times, we can go to church on Sunday morning. I try to take her out to Dairy Queen on Sunday afternoon - in the vette with the t-tops off in the summer.

Stoneage_Caddy
03-03-08, 09:54 PM
Like many folks, I work plus am a caregiver. My wife had a horse accident in 1996 resulting in a brain injury and she continues to need assistance with most of her activities of daily living.

Weekdays:

5:00 Up with alarm for 1/2 hour of light exercise, shower, breakfast, feed dog, and provide care for my wife.

6:30 Brief one of our two weekday caregivers who will work with my wife that day. They usually go out to lunch and have a fun time. My wife loves to read - mainly SF and fantasy.

7:15 Arrive at work and have fun. I manage a long-term healthcare EDI project and get to do everything.

3:15-4:15 Leave work. Some days I do grocery shopping or other errands.

5:00 Arrive home for dinner. Most days the caregiver prepares dinner, other days I bring carryout.

6:00 Help my wife with some care items and get her set to watch a movie on TCM or DVD. During the movie I do some chores.

8:00 Help my wife get ready for bed.

9:00 Free time for some TV and internet.

10:00 Get ready for bed and care for my wife.

Overnight: 2-5 wakeup calls from my wife for care or about dreams that she believes are real.


Weekends:

I sleep in until about 6:00 and have an hour or two of time for coffee and reading before my wife is ready to get up. I spend most of the rest of the morning with preparing breakfast and caregiving. I try to get cleaning done on Saturday and we usually go out for supper. At times, we can go to church on Sunday morning. I try to take her out to Dairy Queen on Sunday afternoon - in the vette with the t-tops off in the summer.

Ya brought a tear to my eye with that one dude ... "Till death do us part" didnt fall on deaf ears with you dude...Thats love right there ...

Vesicant
03-03-08, 09:57 PM
Mon - Fri:

6:25 - Alarm clock goes off, hit snooze till 6:35.
6:40-7:00 - Brush teeth, shower
7:00-7:19 - Check email, browse the web in the morning
7:20 - Head out to the garage and off to work with some sort of breakfast bar and drink in hand.
7:55 - Clock in for 8 am - Begin work. Get worktruck ready, off to worksite.
12:00PM - Lunch for 1hr
4:00PM - Return back to the shop
4:45PM - Clock out for the day, head home making sure that I have as much fun as possible on the onramp leaving the area. Oh, and blasting some trance music.
5:00PM-ish - Arrive home, change into non-dirty clothes, dinner, browse the web / play Call of Duty 4 till 9 or 10. Then sleep.

Saturday and Sunday: I try to sleep in but usually cant. Then try to think of things to do while keeping the relaxation factor to the max. Also remembering to catch the Powerblock on Spike TV. Church sometimes on Sundays.

/life

blue07cts
03-03-08, 10:21 PM
i work on a rotating matrix so i work at different times and have different days off every week.



so.......
get up an hour before i have to be at work on thats day..
get to work usually skip breaks because the person who closed last night must have been passed out..

come home for lunch, usually eat a ham sandwitch (go out every now and then)

get back to work bust my @$$ to catch up on MY work now that i did the person's from the day before. get done usually about an our after i was supposed to leave.

get off work se what everyone's doin after work may go out with them may opt to go home. get here do some online college coursework.(get some time on aim and myspace as well as here)

call my uncle and see what kind of project he has coming my way (we flip houses also) and try to budget time for it.

on the days that i do get a real (day off) i usually go to the river and swin for a while (the suwannee river is within walking distance from my house)

or take a trip up to gainesville GA or tampa FL for the hell of it and to see fiends and family) and add in a LOT of random (hey wanna go...) and you have my typical week (i know it's supposed to be day but my days vary WAY to much)


on the bright side i am never 100% what my day is going to be like. and i love that..:bonkers:

EcSTSatic
03-03-08, 10:23 PM
Like many folks, I work plus am a caregiver. My wife had a horse accident in 1996 resulting in a brain injury and she continues to need assistance with most of her activities of daily living.



You are an inspiration man.

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking.
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
I Corinthians 13:4-8

c5 rv
03-03-08, 10:24 PM
Ya brought a tear to my eye with that one dude ... "Till death do us part" didnt fall on deaf ears with you dude...Thats love right there ...

Thanks, I try. Or, as I say to my wife "I'm trying" - which can be taken in multiple ways.

Night Wolf
03-04-08, 03:10 AM
Like many folks, I work plus am a caregiver. My wife had a horse accident in 1996 resulting in a brain injury and she continues to need assistance with most of her activities of daily living.

Weekdays:

5:00 Up with alarm for 1/2 hour of light exercise, shower, breakfast, feed dog, and provide care for my wife.

6:30 Brief one of our two weekday caregivers who will work with my wife that day. They usually go out to lunch and have a fun time. My wife loves to read - mainly SF and fantasy.

7:15 Arrive at work and have fun. I manage a long-term healthcare EDI project and get to do everything.

3:15-4:15 Leave work. Some days I do grocery shopping or other errands.

5:00 Arrive home for dinner. Most days the caregiver prepares dinner, other days I bring carryout.

6:00 Help my wife with some care items and get her set to watch a movie on TCM or DVD. During the movie I do some chores.

8:00 Help my wife get ready for bed.

9:00 Free time for some TV and internet.

10:00 Get ready for bed and care for my wife.

Overnight: 2-5 wakeup calls from my wife for care or about dreams that she believes are real.


Weekends:

I sleep in until about 6:00 and have an hour or two of time for coffee and reading before my wife is ready to get up. I spend most of the rest of the morning with preparing breakfast and caregiving. I try to get cleaning done on Saturday and we usually go out for supper. At times, we can go to church on Sunday morning. I try to take her out to Dairy Queen on Sunday afternoon - in the vette with the t-tops off in the summer.

x2 on what Stoney said.

I know what you go through. In 1998 my mom had a bad head-on collision in the car, and also has a brain injury. Though she can get by day to day, she cannot work, and her motivational and organization part of the brain is damaged, as well as others. My step-father and I know the details, but it's hard for new people to fully understand the effects of a brain injury. Because they may look fine to the eye, people think there is nothing wrong.

I admire you.

c5 rv
03-04-08, 10:45 AM
Thanks again for the kind words, all. I had to laugh this morning when my wife woke up convinced that she was eating oatmeal in bed. It's hard work to convince her that there was no food in the bedroom. I learned long ago that it's best to try to set her reality in fact rather than fantasy. However, I've yet to convince her that the government does NOT have weather control machines that are just about debugged that can make every day 75 and sunny.

77CDV
03-05-08, 02:47 PM
However, I've yet to convince her that the government does NOT have weather control machines that are just about debugged that can make every day 75 and sunny.
Well, hell, I want one of those!:)

DopeStar 156
03-06-08, 04:28 PM
For me lately my daily routine consists of hiding in the dark wondering if I'm destined to die alone and miserable.....

NOT ON MY WATCH
03-06-08, 04:40 PM
For me lately my daily routine consists of hiding in the dark wondering if I'm destined to die alone and miserable.....

Go to a bar and find yourself someone else to be miserable with!