Me-"He's working from 12pm-9pm from this past Sunday to Thursday, so it's been a struggle"
Person-"Oh, he works nights then? Where? Is this a second job?"
Then I forgot that, while she know about the very basics about what my husband does, I obviously hadn't explained what he does when he is not actually traveling for work.
I have made many, many, many, many blog posts about what life's like while Breaky travels for work.
I don't believe (correct me if I'm wrong) I have ever written about what life is like while he's working from home.
So, for those of you who may be new: My husband, BreakyCPK, is an "Esports Broadcaster" or "caster". Meaning, he does play-by-play for online video game tournaments and games. About 16% of that job involves big events to which he has to travel, often internationally. The rest is done at home, in our office, at his computer.
If you've never listened to one of these broadcasts, take a listen:
Now imagine that coming from your basement for hours on end.
I think our baby who is ALMOST 7 MONTHS OLD THE TIME IS GOING BY TOO FAST, is probably used to hearing that from downstairs by now. Honestly, it's probably just white noise to her now.
A gamer in the making!
Some things that people don't realize when I tell them he "casts" from home:
1. Like our daughter, I don't hear the casting from the basement anymore
It's all just background noise to me now. People who visit? Yeah they notice.
2. Unless there is a life-altering emergency, he cannot stop what he is doing
He can come visit on breaks and stuff, but when those would be? We never really know, and he could be unreachable for 3-4 hours at a time.
3. I prepare meals that can be eaten at anytime.
As mentioned before, he never knows when his breaks are. So neither do I, which means I eat by myself, leaving enough for him to nuke and take downstairs.
4. I will often pop onto the twitch channel to see where they are in the match to get a good idea of how the night will go.
I know enough about the game to know how much longer it could possibly take. Like who's winning, did it just start, am I going to be giving BabyCPK a bath by myself? Am I going to be able to shower today?
5. I get lonely
It's weird. Missing someone who is in the same house as you. I do have BabyCPK, but conversational abilities are a little limited. Although it would be three times more lonely if I didn't have her.