Like night and day.

For the past year, I have been working a night shift 5 to 6 days a week. My schedule was easy for me. I got up at 4pm, was at work by 5:30pm, and on my way out of the plant and on my way home around 6:30am. I almost forgot what the sun looked like. I made occasional journeys into the daylight for fishing trips or a quick run to Orlando for the weekend with my wife. But overall, I became a vampire. When I did get a day off, I had to sleep much of it away just to feel normal. That meant the only way to get a whole day off, was to get two days off and sleep one of them away. I spent most of my time on days off staying awake all night watching movies alone while Marcela was asleep. I must say, it wasn’t as tough on me as it was on Marcela. She ended up staying up way too late while I was at work and then suffered the next day dealing with her kids.

Two weeks ago, I was assigned to the day shift and I’m loving it. I get up at 4:15am, home by 7pm, in bed by 9:30pm so I can do it again. I stay up a little later on the night before a day off. It’s great to get to hang out with my family again. Instead of going to bed while Marcela was waking up to go to work, we both get to sleep together and she gets to hear me snore again. It’s been great for her, too, because now she is getting in bed early and sleeping a full night. Unfortunately, I will be out of church every other week due to my work schedule, but I will be able to enjoy the days I am at church.

The change in my schedule has been like night and day!


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8 responses to “Like night and day.

  1. i feel the need just to disagree. Just cause I can on your blog hahaha. Let the games begin. Good to finally have you with us bro.

  2. Phil,

    WELCOME to the Life Pointe Church Blogosphere my friend. What took you so long to get here ?

    Feel free to steal some of my blog ideas. I stole a lot of them from Travis anyway.

  3. Chris,
    I had to have Trav show me how to use this new fangled contraption known as a blog. I read your blog every day, so I might end up stealing some stuff. Fortunately, you gave me permission to take them, so it isn’t exactly stealing.

  4. Victor Calero


    I pledge a plunger to your cause to help snuff out the snoring!!—last time I heard, it carries 5 miles and sounds like Godzilla roaring..

  5. Thanks for the kind words about yer ol’ paw, TCC. I know I speak for Anne as well when I say that the days of our kids’ childhoods were filled with joy, adventure, grand events, love and life with the cup running over. The days of fun and laughter have not just continued, they’ve increased in intensity. Now we have adult sons with their own beautiful wives and children(Travis’ and Kelly’s) and have prospects one day of more to come(Phillip’s and Marcela’s).

    God has blessed me and Anne beyond our expectations and we asked for and expected a lot from Him. Phil, you are an incredible source of happiness to me.

  6. Ela

    Hi Phil, I am so happy that we can now communicate. I was very blessed to hear that your time changed. Now we can connect on a regular basis. This is awasome. Tell Marcela that I am very happy for her as well and send her my love.

    Much love and many blessings to you both.

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