View Full Version : Am I being a little impatient??!!!
I have been reading threads on and off and today little ds is having a surprisingly long nap...woohooo!!
My DH is FIFO but doesn't have a consistent roster, it changes all the time. I never know when he will be home or leaving again. Most of the time there is no way for me to contact him unless he calls me...
Well, this week I have had enough. :idea: I went and looked at caravans (with massive air cons!!!) and am seriously considering us all moving away so that we can be together. Am I nuts?? DS is 16 weeks old, not sleeping so well and I am afraid we will be booted out of the caravan park for noise pollution...that is only the beginnings of my fears!!!
Has anyone been in this situation or have any suggestions??? It would just be a temporary measure until we got some housing - maybe 6 months with a bit of luck. I just hate us being apart. I have lived in a house there before so I know what it is like, just this time we would be in a van to begin with.
Thanks everyone, it's a huge job on your own hey?? Roll on the next break!!
Hi..i can tell you they won't kick you out for noise pollution. We travelled australia for a year (working every now and again) with a 3 month old and a 17 month old (when we left they were that age now 8 and 7 years old and a 18month old). We loved it. Got a bit home sick. This was before the BIG BOOM in the mining industry so was still affordale. That is the main thing stoping us now...............the price and availability of caravan parks is ridiculous some times upto $800 a week for a powered site with your own van. We thought of buying a block of land out of town and living in caravan. Been offered 2 years work where he is now and I can tell you now I cannot do this for another 2 years. Good for those who have done it long term......I take my hat off to them. Partners like you and works different places and for different times. Current 4 week on 1 week off for the last 4 months and I cracked it the other night to.
8 year old driving me up the wall is not helping what so ever. I don't mind him being gone but she is not an easy child to deal with. The others are no hassles.
We just want to be together and he is missing them so much. It is definetly not a glamarous lifestyle for the guys living in dongas (don't know how to spell it) you take the good with the bad
I say go for it.
Thanks for that. We are seriously leaning towards going. I think the mining boom has really increased prices too. Does make me wonder why we ever left when we were living there permanently, certainly beats living like now with him there and me here. I agree it isn't easy for the Dad's either being away. And today is Father's Day!!
I am just trying to get my head around a few things like how to bath the bubba and how to do the washing - two very vital things these days!! I guess I also have to get my head around the fact that even though it won't be ideal I won't be trying to do these things on my own.
Thanks again, any other tips would be greatly appreciated! Caravans are great for family holidays in the long run anyway. Just got to buy it and they ain't cheap!!
Good luck to you with the kiddies. 4 weeks is a long stint but I guess you are locked in. We did some of them and then decided that from now on it's 2 weeks max if we can.
Hi there Alice - Im in the same situation as you - FIFO
I just left Port Hedland to move back to Perth - but this time just me and the kids. My Partners stayed on up there - keeping our lease - just incase I dont cope. Ive been here for almost 3 weeks now and Im just finding if really lonely - its just not the same is it! You just get out of bed and its like Ground Hog day over and over without a break!
Its hard though to decide to stay or go - I mean the whole accomodatiuon thing up there is just mad. Im not sure where your hubby is - but it sounds really hard on you having him without a roster and you not being able to reach him. How long is he away for at the most? Where abouts in Perth are you? Do you have any family or friends down here?
Talk to you soon
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