Because this is all new to me and because I'm in a field where we analyze everything and everything means something - I need to get some perspective from those who have been there with LEOs.
The Lion works 8 days on and 6 days off, 4PM-2AM. We are very lucky with this kind of set schedule - while he's patrol, it will never change unless he submits a transfer request. However, we don't see him during those 8 days (except the occasional Saturday and Sunday afternoon before he goes on again) and when he's off on the 6, we're at school/work. My question is this: how do you handle it when your LEO wants more cave time in addition to all the time he already spends away?
The advice we hear all the time is not to bother them with such things - we don't want to distract them from their duty. I guess I'm having a hard time figuring out what needs his attention and what doesn't...
In other news, The Lion got home at 5 AM and I woke up and wanted to run. Sheesh. It might turn out that I actually enjoy this running thing. It was still dark out and I'm always on the lookout for hyenas (and stray dogs :/) so I was a little anxious, but I sucked it up and ran. and ran. and ran. I ran almost 2 miles in about 22 minutes. Not too shabby for a beginner.
Thanks for listening.