Since July of last year husband has been working in Halifax which is 70 miles from Chester. Too far for a daily commute, so he has been commuting weekly, leaving home early on a Monday morning and returning on a Thursday evening. Then, generally he has done some work, at home, on Friday to make up his hours.
I normally work a on Tuesday and Wednesday. That is when the chap that I am working for is not sunning himself down under. He is off again next month, but this time I have said that I will not work extra. Consequently I have got into quite a nice routine of having time to myself on Mondays and Thursdays when husband is away. I do not mind at all being on my own. I enjoy my own company and there is always something that needs doing. Husband has worked away from home, for a considerable length of our married life. At first, I found it difficult and, I used to cry when he went away. Now I am used to it, but I do still miss him and we speak to each other every evening, when he is away.
Good grief! The man's going to get under foot, and he's not even retired.
You have my profound condolences (if they're appropriate). I can see how his presence could be an intrusion into your routine. You get into a habit, a cycle of doing things, and — poof — it's all changed around. Even the physical presence of another person in the house changes the "sense of place." It reduces one's freedom in a (perhaps) subconscious way. But something about the house feels different. (Maybe I'm not expressing this well, but I think you know what I mean.)
On the other hand, you could see it as a four-day weekend! Well, . . . maybe.
Its amazing how we get used to our routines and how we really need them.
The one thing I miss since my husband retired, is time to myself.
I like the space to be able to do things without someone saying *Where have you been/are you going* And following you wherever you go!
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A bit of an upheaval certainly, but hopefully it will all bed down in time.
I was just joking with a friend the other day about retirement and how it was the worst thing my Dad ever did, according to my Mum! Her life was never the same again, as he was always asking her what she was doing, where she was going etc. She warned me to ensure my own hubby didn't retire until he could no longer speak and walk!!
When a young man on the Stock Exchange, Mr. Fly remembers elderly gentlemen almost clinging to the furniture in an attempt not to retire...they were dreading being under their wives' feet at home, interfering with her coffee mornings and whatnot!
I've had him under my feet for years, as he is ill and it can be infuriating sometimes not to have peace and quiet...the innocent request for a cup of tea can come at just the wrong moment...
Having been retired for 6 years MWM was worried I would upset his routine when I retired. I haven't, we work round each other. You'll soon do the same I'm sure. ;)
Miss Sadie - I know exactly what you mean.
MM - that's what worries me.
Jennyta - I hope so.
Diney - husband says that he is not going to retire but isn't working from home just one step away from retirement?
Fly - I feel for you.
Akelamalu - it will be me working round him, not him working round me.
After working alongside with DH for 8 years I started working from home 5 years ago to help take care of my granddaughter as well as work. I have never gone back and love my own space 5 days a week. I hope you and your DH can work out a routine:) Look on the bright side he could be working full time from home! Hope you have a lovely weekend. Linda xx
My husband has to be away from home from time to time too CW and I also enjoy my own company. He is off again next week, for a week, but our eldest grandaughter (14) is coming to stay during the middle of that week and I have to confess to having mixed feelings about it! A x
It is interesting to read a different viewpoint my husband and I have a 24/7 lifestyle together and have done for many years. We do things as individuals but it has never concerned us being around each other all the time, love it!
Manchester Lass - what an awful thought!
SJA - I can understand your concern.
LLM - I think that it depends what yo are doing.
Its not easy is it! At the moment both Chris and I are working away...sometimes at the same time and sometimes not. I hate being away from home...staying with someone else (even if it is my best mate) is always a bit stressful. *sigh* roll on September!
You and your hubby will settle into a new routine before you know it...a few weeks from now and you will have forgotten what it was like when you had the day to yourself (either that or you can just ignore the fact that he's there and do what you were going to do anyway!)
Gosh - just noticed you haven't blogged for a while....ARE YOU ALRIGHT???????????? Three knocks on the patio and I know all is well!
Carol - it will take some time. The biggest problem is remembering to feed him.
mrsnesbitt - you can have three knocks on the patio, but I am not sure that all is well.
Just wanted to thank you, not just because the nice post, but pretty much more because my grandfather is nearly recovering from his surgery and he has almost nothing to do but staying on bed all day, his best source of entertainment has been this blog and cialis online, I feel this is something good for him and his recovery.
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