Friday night Steve and I went out with his college friends. There was an aviation alumni thing earlier that evening, and we went to a bar afterwards. I was a super trooper! Now, I like pilots as a whole, but when you get them all together the conversations can go towards aviation and get waaaay over my head (read: boring). I did find out some dirty secrets about a couple of pilots, but that information will stay with me.
We were all sitting at a table in the corner, and Dennis was sitting a couple chairs over from me. At one point he as on the phone with his wife. He wasn't talking much, but listening. After a good couple minutes he hung up the phone and said, "sorry about that. My wife just got home and since I didn't lock the doors she walked through the house, with me on the phone, to make sure no one was there."
She is not the only pilot wife that I know that has done that.
Another pilot mentioned that the first month he flew the line his electric bill shot up...his wife turned on every light on in the house when he was gone.
So, what are my weird tendencies when Steve is away? Well, the first couple of years I used to sleep in my contacts. I hated to think that I would wake up to a stranger in my home, nearly blind. Now, I take my contacts out. But, I ALWAYS sleep with my glasses on. As a matter of fact, I have wire flexible frames purposefully so they can take the beating.
The other thing I do when Steve is away is sleep with the tv on. ALWAYS. I think I always will. I just hate waking up in the middle of the night alone. Nick at Nite is my saving grace. Steve Urkle has keep me company many a night. I know night programing like it is my job. No matter what time I wake up I know what channel I can turn to to distract my attention.
When we first moved into our house, 8 years ago, we got a security system and a dog almost immediately. Now, I think our dogs are good enough for the new house. I don't think they would ever attack, but at least they would alert me to something bad. Cali is on the left. She is a flat coat retriever that we rescued about 7 years ago. She was found along the highway. Lexi is on the right. She is a lab/chow mix (and has a spotted tongue to prove it). She was rescued about 8 years ago. She was found, as a pup, in a junk yard.
So, there you have it. The weird things women do when their pilots are at work.