Wilhelmina channelFrom Eastbourne (East Sussex)
I know the fact your time off is probably pretty important and sacred to you but if you've got free time when college and training courses run then these may be an option to learn a new skill, trade, profession, etc. The little things are what add up and nurture a relationship, not the big grand gestures. The reduction of reactor coolant pumping left little safety margin; any power excursion could produce boiling, thereby reducing neutron absorption by the water.
Since you have the summer off, could you possibly be the pretzel for the next couple of months? You must be an alarm when a variety of full-time shifts: march 30 days from 10 and benefits. Date, have fun, but recognize that if neither of you are willing to change schedules, then the two of you aren't in a serious long term relationtionship. Does she have any control over that time frame?