Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dont go driving at night

I have learned that driving late at night is not a good thing if you want to not get pulled over!  As CC told me, if you're driving around at 3 in the morning, chances are, they will find a reason to pull me over, even if it's petty. 

Which brings me to this: I don't like that.  I don't like that if I'm driving and I possibly forget to signal my turn, and no one is around to need to know I'm turning, then I'm going to get pulled over.  Just because they need to "investigate".  Seriously?  Or maybe I didn't know my license plate light is out.  I get pulled over.  However, if I were to do the same thing in the daytime, I probably won't be bothered (unless I'm doing some other crazy thing!) 

Now I understand that CC is in FTO right now, and he's needing to learn different things, BUT, this is supposedly the way to do it on night shift.  I don't know how I feel about that.  (Not that there's anything I can do about it!)

Oh well.  8 more nights on night shift.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

In the Middle of Nights

My schedule is so off!  CC started night shift (10 pm - 6 am) this week.  This is only his 4th night, but my goodness it already seems crazy!  Back in the fall, CC worked the night shift for a while, but I guess I already forgot what it's like! 

I have been trying to alter my schedule a little bit to help allow me to be in bed with CC for longer after he gets home.  Since it's summertime and I'm not working (and I am a night owl anyway) I'm staying up until 2 or 3 each night so that I sleep longer and stay quiet while he's sleeping!  I'm sure many of you have dealt with this, but our "together" time has been somewhat odd.  Granted, this isn't such a good thing since we are going through the beginning stages of fertility treatments and trying to start a family, but I guess we find time???????!!!!   It's just making me think things will definitely have to be a little more unconventional!  (Sorry, I know it's a little too much for you to know, but hey, it's the life of a LEO wife, right?)

A new addition to our house - black out curtains!  CC complained that it was too bright in the room, so I took the hint and went and got some fabric (Hancock fabrics was having a sale and I got 7 yards of thick, dark designer fabric for $25!!) and sewed some very basic curtains to go over the windows in our bedroom.  They turned out fine.  I wish they were longer, but oh well.  A novice mistake!  :) 

It's a good thing I started this blog design thing because I have been able to stay up easily working on different things.  (If you haven't checked it out yet, please do!  I'm still offering a 20% discount!  And if you don't want a new design, tell your friends!)  CC thought I should have a "police" related blog background, so, I just did this new one this evening.  I like it!  I thought it was a nice change, and I guess it does need to be somewhat "police" related! 

Also, CC took me to the gun range.  I guess I'll have to blog about that some other time.  Conclusion: I might go back to the gun range, but I'm not going to be asking to go!  (This is progress, considering the gun thing was the worst of my fears in this whole change of career!)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Blog Design Website

I am excited to let you know that I have started my own blog design website!  After much convincing from CC and my friends, I decided to put my skills to work for others!  Come check me out!

I'm offering a 20% discount for the grand opening! 

I think you'll like what you see!  :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

FTO Phase 1 - Complete!

Can you believe that CC has been back from Academy for 4 weeks?! It blows my mind how fast the time has been flying by!

I have enjoyed having him home and on a somewhat normal schedule. For phase 2, he goes to deep nights. It will be a little weird, but with my schedule being NOTHING, then hopefully I can adjust with him as much as possible. I don't have a problem sleeping when it's daylight outside, but I might have a problem staying up all night while he's gone! I'm planning on going to help out a friend that had a baby recently and is going back to work, so I may stay over there at night to do feedings for them a couple of times. We'll see.

Where CC works, a lot hasn't been going on during the day shift. I think in 4 weeks, he's written a total of 3 reports! He has not been observed in physical force. He has been somewhat bored. Earlier this week he had a much more interesting day, but he came back a little upset.

He gunned a guy speeding down the street. CC pulled out behind him and saw him throw a metal object out of the window (turns out to be a beer can - granted it's 9 am). After he pulls him over, he gets to the vehicle and it smells like alcohol. The guy admits to drinking and driving. CC takes him out to do some SFSTs and he passes one (the most reliable), but completely bombs 2 of the others. Falling over, can't function bombs the others. So, CC starts to let him know that he's under arrest. His FTO steps in at this point and says hang on, let's talk about this. After they discussed it, his FTO convinced CC that he should just give him a ticket. So CC did. Well, several tickets. He was a little upset, because he honestly believed that this guy was drunk. His FTO watched the videos with him, and just simply explained that he wouldn't have been wrong to arrest him, but he passed the most reliable test.

Later that night, there was a fatality car accident near his department. His first comment was, "I hope it wasn't that guy I should have arrested." Of course it wasn't, but I know CC still agrees that the man should have gone to jail. Oh well. But, I guess this just shows that he's in training. He's not going to make the decisions on his own yet, and he'll learn what needs to happen in the future.