Meet one of our newest members! Like so many of us, Teresa is living the Turf Lifestyle without the benefit of having family near by. This mother of two handles it like a pro!
Name: Teresa Roddy
Kids? Names and ages?: Anita, will be 5 in April. Alice, 2 1/2
Location: Tucson, AZ
Husband’s Course: Saddlebrooke HOA #1
How do you make time for each other during the busy season? I wait for him to come home to enjoy dinner with him to talk about his day. We cap it off with some time in the hot tub (if the pool hasn’t been shut off for the season).
What is the most difficult part of being married to a man of turf?: The inconsistency of the hours/days he works. I know he consistently leaves around 4:15 AM, but as to when he comes home is a crap shoot!
What is the best part of being married to a man of turf? How the residents of his HOA have ‘adopted’ us as a family, as we don’t have family near by (the closest relative is 3 ½ hours away). With him being fairly new at this course (3 years this month), he took a big pay raise, which allowed me to be home with my daughters more. I work in a school district and only work half of the year (yikes!! Did I really just write that?? Yes, I literally work 180 days a year!) and both girls are in the district I work in so not many day care costs have been added on!
Would you encourage your children to follow in their father’s footsteps? Why or why not?: I wouldn’t mind if they went into the golf industry… I would hope they see how hard their father works and believe they could do it. I’d love to see more women in the industry!
Is the job ever a source of tension in your house?: I’d be lying if I said no. The biggest point of contention is him taking time off to spend with the girls and I. That and he has yet to do a weekend alone with the girls while I’m away-his parents always bail him out and they live in Minnesota!
What do you do for you? How do you make sure you’re taken care of?: I do a girls weekend with my best friend from high school once a year. I do like to get manicures and pedicures every few months or so. When we get together with my inlaws, the sister in laws that have married in go get massages and pedicures!
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