My darling husband is passionate about apologetics. He is pretty alone in our little world, so it is understandable why he has been praying for an opportunity to go to a close, affordable conference. And one is coming!!
At the end of the month there is a conference about 20 minutes from his brother's house! Fifteen bucks! God is good. But my husband found out about it less than a month away, and at his work, you have to put in for holidays a month from the day you want to take off. He managed to get the travel days off, but couldn't get the actual conference day, so he worked out a swap.
Someone will work for him on that day, and my husband worked for his buddy last night--10 pm to 6 am. It's been a while since he has worked the night shift, and the job he got is fence patrol, literally driving in circles at 5mph for 8 hours. His partners were joking that they expected to come to work this morning hearing about how he wrecked the truck.
It's done now. He is working his regular shift and I expect he'll come home and blissfully crash until tomorrow. I pray his shift this morning is going well, and that he stays awake--especially on the drive home!