You'd think after over 2.5 years we'd be used to it, but alas (teaching Shakespeare this term), this is not the case. My husband works on Oahu, and he leaves Tuesday. Monday nights, the mood in the house, even if I try to perk it up, is a bit off. We generally don't sleep well that night, and then we wake up to say good-bye for the rest of the week. Everyone is a bit cranky, and our 12 year old emotional weathervane gets edgy (or, like last night, falls dead asleep and ends up not doing his homework - which causes all sorts of drama in the morning).
It isn't actually that different; I assume the bulk of the responsibility for animal and kid care even on weekends, so it isn't like my work load is any more. It is just the worry of everything. What if this is the week the car breaks down? What if the water pump stops working? Those what ifs will get you every time. Things have happened in the last two years that would normally be "his job", and I always, with his help over the phone, been able to figure them out - but I still worry. Have to stop that.
I am glad that the other varieties we planted are dwarf varieties. We have some Williams and some Lacatan. It will be awhile until they have bananas.
Now, I have to decide which project is more urgent - figuring out pasture situations for the sheep so we can feed less shipped food, making separate housing for the chicks, since I don't want to put them in with the older hens, or the perennial problem of the washing away garden....I am considering ordering electric netting to make temporary grazing areas for the sheep. Anyone have any experience with it?