This is one silly, schedule oriented cat! Every night DH comes home from work and has a cigar on the patio. The cat likes to join him. I think she feels like she is free! It is actually rather sad to see her watching the birds and squirrels. However, as soon as he gets in door she runs to the patio door and waits.
Here she is looking at him like "Hey! What takes you so long buster? Leave in the contacts, the heck with charging your phone, we need to get outside!" Sometimes, if he takes too long, she will meow at him in frustration.