So goes the life of the LEO Wife
5:00 am alarm- aka ah dude I’m just kiddin you don’t really have to get up but u need to start mentally preparing for it
5:09 am alarm- aka dude don’t forget you’re supp to be waking up ok?
5:18 am alarm- ok dude no kidding…this is your last snooze attempt so roll over stretch and start telling yourself it’s time to get up
5:27 am alarm aka. GET UP MAKE LIKE A BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, JUMP IN THE SHOWER AND SHAVE , EVERY LIGHT IN THE MASTER BEDROOM ON, THROW ON UR BULLETPROOF VEST, UNIFORM, MAKE COFFEE ON THE FLY, THROW ON UR BOOTS AND KISS YOUR WIFE GOODBYE
TODAY, we had the added pleasure of 2 more alarms……
At 405 dispatch called requesting hubby to come in early…….cue 5 ALARM STATUS GO GO GO
GET UP MAKE LIKE A BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, JUMP IN THE SHOWER SHAVE, EVERY LIGHT IN THE MASTER BEDROOM ON, THROW ON UR BULLETPROOF VEST, UNIFORM, MAKE COFFEE ON THE FLY, THROW ON UR BOOTS AND KISS YOUR WIFE GOODBYE
FOLLOWED BY THE 4:20 hahha nevermind we found someone else to do it call…….aka the your wife says heck forget it I’m gettin up bc in 30 mins all your other alarms are going off anyway.
So today…if ya get pulled over, or even just see a cop (or his wife…yawwwn) in passing …show a little mercy and lots of respect bc WE LIVE A VERY HARD LIFE. 12-16 hour shifts on GOOD DAYS and more like 24 hours a day in times of disaster.
In December 09 during the huge snow storm (and a few times since) …..hubby pulled 3 days without coming home at all, he slept at his PD and worked 16 hour shifts (and the only time i heard from him was as i listened to the handheld he left me for emergencies bc I too was trapped w no elec, only emergency kerosene heater and. 2 babies……I would turn it on intermittently just to hear his voice bc it was very distressing especially at night,,,,, there were so many trapped and so many in homes w no heat no electricity and in dire need of being evacuated (even the natl guard were here working with them). That storm laid 2-3 inches of ice and then dumped 30+ inches of snow down in less than 5 or 6 hours on a totally unprepared region. In the rural mountainous area we reside, homes were without electricity in certain areas from December 19- FEBRUARY 10!!!!
I live in midtown and was without power for 11 days…….6 of which hubby worked in 3 day stretches with no means to communicate with us other than us just being able to hear him over that little handheld….and we couldn’t speak back only just hear him answering calls.