Nothing good happens after midnight.

If anyone was wondering how I get prepared for the two weeks of working the night shift, here ya go:
1. Sunday before the night shift starts (they always start on a monday night, so that leaves me with almost all of monday free, except it isn't free because you know you will be suffering for the next two weeks) try to stay up late. This means I usually go to bed around 2am. It also means that I usually end up watching the same version of sports center two or three times because there really isn't anything on T.V. at midnight on a Sunday, and I already read all the news I could handle on the internet during the day.
2. Monday morning: Stay asleep, or at least try.
3. Monday afternoon: Wake up around noon. Eat breakfast. Lounge around the house doing random chores, i.e. dishes, laundry etc. Today I paid taxes. We owe again this year. Rats. Surf the internet. Wait until Lorena gets home.
4. Monday evening: Lorena gets home. Go to the gym. Work out, but not too hard because I don't want to be totally dead at 6a.m. when I am still awake, wishing I was asleep.
5. Monday 9:00ish (pm): realize that I have to leave for work in about 15 mins. Happiest realization of the week.
6. Monday 9:15ish (pm): get in the car to drive to work. Luckily we get designated parking, so I don't have to take metro. I guess that is the one plus.
7. Monday 9:45ish (pm): Get to work. Yeah, 12 hours of fun.
8. Tuesday 01:00ish: Eat dinner/lunch/midnight snack?
9. Tuesday 04:00: Half way there! Yes.
10. Tuesday 05:00ish: eat something breakfast/dinner/lunch? I'm so confused.
11. Tuesday 06:00ish: dooze off for the first time. Wake up and see if anyone noticed.
12. Tuesday 07:00: dooze off for the second time. Someone probably noticed.
13. Tuesday 09:00: Starting looking at the door, hoping that my replacement comes in a bit early so I can leave.
14. Tuesday 09:45ish: Replacement shows up. Run away as fast as possible!
15. Tuesday 10:15ish: Get home, eat breakfast. Take advil p.m.
16. Tuesday 11:00ish: fall asleep. Hope I sleep until at least six.
17. Tuesday 05:30ish: wake up. Be annoyed that I can't sleep any longer.
18. Go back to step 5. Repeat.

Joy Candrian  – (6:35 PM)  

Oh, my poor son. Why don't you read more novels? I'm sure you realize you only have five more months of this schedule.

Brittany  – (9:20 AM)  

Yeah, that sucks. I'm sorry!

Lisa  – (10:22 AM)  

Sorry Call all your friends in crazy times zones...

Amy  – (11:06 AM)  

Wow, you have a really fun life! You're over halfway done, is that encouraging?

Lorena  – (9:38 AM)  

You are the best husband ever.
I can't wait till you are done with this crazy shift work too. Getting to sleep in the middle of the bed is pretty nice, but not as nice as having you with me and enjoying your work.

Romans Family  – (11:07 PM)  

What is your job and what are you doing when the 5 months is over?
-Melissa

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