Life of a Fire Wife

Only When He’s On Duty….

Being the wife of a firefighter is not meant for weak women.  We have to be able to handle all the little things that need to be handled on our own.  If you’re lucky enough to have family nearby who can help out, you’re really lucky!  But if you don’t, you’re pretty much on your own.  But you learn to deal with it.

But it seems like all the bad stuff only happens when he’s on duty!  Am I right,ladies?  This week when the roof started to leak I was lucky enough that Johnny works only a few miles from home and was able to perform a “public assistance” and tarp the roof so that no further damage is done. If he hadn’t been able to do it, I don’t know what I would have done.  All this got me to thinking about all the things that have happened while Johnny has been at work.  Cars breaking down, kids getting hurt…. Besides the roof leak, here’s my running list

  • We evacuated during the Oak Glen fire

  • Baby Krissy was diagnosed with cancer

  • Sonograms

  • Amniocentesis

  • Baby’s first heartbeat (x2)

  • Positive pregnancy tests (not the conception part, mind you!)

  • Being sent straight from a doctor appointment to same-day surgery

  • Job loss

  • Christmas

  • Thanksgiving

  • Birthdays

  • Easter

  • Mother’s Day

  • Date Night

  • Valentine’s Day

  • Job promotions

  • Father’s Day

  • Backed up drains

  • A multitude of broken appliances

  • My tattoo

  • My brother-in-law sending me suggestive text messages (you read that right!)

  • A rather odd friend making a drunken pass at me

  • Vacations!

And I think I’m more well-adjusted about it than my mother-in-law is.


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2 thoughts on “Only When He’s On Duty….

  1. OMG, yes. This year alone: my grandfather’s death, his uncle’s death, crazy vomit and high fever with our youngest, my birthday, his birthday, mother’s day, father’s day, first day of school, the day I left my wallet on top of the car and drove away, and Thanksgiving when we ended up in the ER because LB broke out in hives. And I know I’m forgetting some from this year.

    Others include going into labor with LB, every time I had to be hospitalized while pregnant, any time I’m sick — either with cold or kidney related issues. It just figures!

  2. That’s quite a list!! How come these things always happen when they’re gone? :/

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