Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Time Machine Trip 2: The Life of a Traveling Businessman

Last week's time machine took us back to the spring to explain how Adam changed jobs and I quit mine to stay home with the boys.  Today, I've turned on the flux capacitor and will take you to the summer to give you an idea of what Adam's days are like at his new job.

Adam leaves the house at 3:30 am on Monday mornings to catch a 6:00 am flight out of Cincinnati to Los Angeles.  The three hour time difference allows for him to get to work by 9:30 am California time and get a full day in at the office.  By the time 5:00 rolls around, Adam is EXHAUSTED from the long day.  Monday nights usually involve him passing out in his hotel room at 6:30.  His Mondays suck way more than most people's!  Tuesday and Wednesday are regular work days for him followed by dinner at the hotel restaurant or one nearby, sometimes an evening workout and then he's off to bed.  Not too exciting but he gets to catch up on all of his TV shows:)  He heads home on Thursdays around 2:30 pm and makes the long trip back to Ohio, and with a 3 hour time change, to arrive around 1:00 am Thursday night/Friday morning while we're all sleeping.

The boys are always thrilled to see him bright and early on Friday mornings.  Jonah is ready to rough-house with Adam immediately.  He visits with the boys a bit and then usually heads back to bed for a couple hours.  Adam deals with the jet lag sooooooooo much better than I would.  Jet lag sticks with me for DAYS, but he's usually right on track by later in the morning.

He doesn't have to work on Fridays so we've really enjoyed the three day weekends that come along with this crazy travel schedule.  Overall, it's been a positive experience for him.  The travel is not always pleasant and he misses the boys and me, but it's all very manageable.  We've tried to make some aspects as easy as possible by buying an entire second set of toiletries so those things never have to be packed and an iPad for travel entertainment.  At times, he even takes his Playstation with him to pass the time in his hotel room.

Visit soon to read about the next time machine trip to learn about my transition into the role of a stay at home mom.

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