So, as I mentioned below, my husband totaled his hours and found he worked 89 hours the week before last in internal medicine. This is significant, again, because my kids and I have been out of town for six days now, and my husband admitted over the phone this evening that the quiet house is still nice to come home to after work.
Yikes. I was imagining him sad and lonely without us there.
I asked if we should extend our vacation. He said, "Sure-- but only for a month." That marks the end of his medicine rotations as an intern. He then has an anesthesia rotation and a surgery rotation (neither of which will be nearly as intense and exhausting as internal medicine). He will then be finished with his intern year and will move on to be trained as an anesthesiologist.
So, only for a month.
The problem is, it took us 13 hours to arrive at our destination (my parents' home) and I love to visit and be with my parents, so the month vacation idea is very tempting.