He's a pretty smart guy.
I love him.
Dan recently made a little up-bump in the world of Geology and is now what they call a "Geo-Steerer" I'm not even sure if that's how you spell it, but well, it's close enough.
Ok, we have established Dan as a Geo-Steerer, now what does that mean? I really don't know.
He shows me all those cool things, features, maps, diagrams, so on and so forth. Nope, still don't really get it.
In normal people's terms, an oil well is drilled into the earth. No off sore drilling in his company. Dan is the man that when the drilling bit hits a certain point he takes over and tells the oil crew where to steer the well. He is enjoying himself, and challenging himself enough to keep him on his toes, but not enough to drive him to insanity. Since oil wells Drill 24 hours a Day 7 days a week without any vacations, Dan is on a work schedule of 2 weeks on, 1 week off. He goes into the office about 6ish-7ish (depending) and comes home around 3ish-5ish (again depending on the well), but he is still on call. Which means call's at 2a.m or in the middle of taking the Sacrament at church. He is on call for 2 weeks. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. The great thing is though, that when he has his week off, HE IS OFF! NO office, NO work, NO phone calls, nothing, but he still gets paid. This position is only temporary. They told him it's usually about a year, but could be sooner, could be later until he takes another step forward in his career. I'm Just so proud of him.
So this was his official first week off! We didn't do a bunch, simply because we just got back from Idaho, and June and I are heading back there in just a couple weeks, so we thought we would take it easy and get things done around the house. But don't worry, we have some great adventures to come during the future off weeks. Take advantage while we can right?!?
This is what we did for the first week...
We swam Lots and Lots.
I chopped off more of my hair.
We bought June new alphabet bath toys
June having a rough week with teething. It's a very rare thing to have her fall asleep in our arms
Just melts my heart
Watched countless power struggles over toys
Had late night swims
Played the guitar
Shopped and ate all over the city including Sugar Queen cupcakes
Continued attempts to make a grumpy girl happy
It honestly was a lazy, but a much needed relaxed week. Dan is now back at work and I am home trying to get june back on her schedule. It was so fun, and I can't wait for the many more weeks we have off together!