Over three years into FIFO life and things are very routine, perhaps a little blasé. Daddy isn’t home for some special days, though try as we might to work everything in nicely, it is simply life working this FIFO gig. He isn’t home for six months of the year, which is a whole lot of days and weekends you hope to be doing nothing exciting
Tonight I sat down to write a post about how many things make this FIFO gig fantastic. I am often writing tales of woe and difficulty working with a roster that sees me solo parent for six months of the year. After each post like that I read all the comments and think, “Bloody hell Karin, you big whinger!”. For that reason I really wanted
Yesterday my husband was faced with a question that doesn’t pop up often but when it does it is never on a nice occasion. “Should I come home?” The question of whether he should fly home from work early has been raised only a handful of times. Normally when I’ve been sick or the kids, when I was getting very close to my due date
Living the FIFO life can have you reevaluating your circumstances more often than some. Trust me when I say that I would have the conversation with myself monthly on whether we are doing the right thing or not. Currently, we are. The pros still outweigh the cons. In saying that, to keep things as balanced as possible when the Mr isn’t at home, there are
FIFO Law states that if shit is going to go down at home it must happen after fly-out day and before fly-in. Basically, while the Mr is away! Surely this must be written in stone somewhere because this is how it rolls in our house. Uninvited animals swimming in our pool… Severe winds that send our manhole cover flying into our roof… Perfect parent events at
Today I have something special to share. When I was putting together the Not Just a FIFO series I contacted my beautiful blogging friend Reannon from She Who Rambles as her family had been rolling with the FIFO lifestyle for quite a few years. She was done with the routine of it all and thankfully are having a little break but she was super keen to share a story.
This week’s Not Just a FIFO is Kirstee. In her own words she is a “homeschooling mama, suburban homesteader and wife to a hard-working FIFO mister.” Kirstee and I actually worked together many moons ago in a natural medicine influenced pharmacy. Ok, so that sounds like we all sat around smoking pot. We didn’t. It was a pharmacy that was run by a natural therapist with
So I can’t really call this a new series any longer and I am so happy to say that going by your comments and emails you are enjoying Not Just A FIFO… Did you catch last week’s interview with Cathy from far away France? And here is where I kicked things off with Marcy. Not Just A FIFO (fly in fly out) is all about sharing