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I just wanted to say hello to all the wonderful defence partners on BUBHUB! How are we all? Hopefully you are all kicking on ok and coping with the life that is ours.
Are your partners away? Home? How's it all going? Are you coping?
My DH is home at the moment so life is quite normal for us, which in itself is abnormal :D
I hope you are all well and everything is good, but if not, tell us about it. It will help to get it off your chest.
Life is pretty normal here too...DH home for the weekends, never for the important stuff, lol. Am so over the MWDU life, but have at least 6 months to go :banghead: .
At present I'm in the middle of trying to sort out kids schooling etc, for next year, with no idea where we will be living, and doing minor renovations on the house, well as much as I can do by myself...
Hope everyone else is good and life isn't too stressful for you all.
My DP is home, he has been since Easter Sunday. He was meant to go back to work yesterday but was given an extra week due to a death in the family. So next Monday he goes back to work & is putting in his discharge :smiliedance: He's had enough, I've had enough. Recent events have taught us life is too short to waste it being somewhere you dont want to be. We are going to take the full 6 months to discharge so we can do it properly.
Hope all the other defence partners are doing well. Waiting to hear some news from Pink Lady in the coming days.
Wow Sharvs thats great news for you! You had a rough ride lately so you definately deserve everything to work out.
We are currently waiting to see if DH has got a posting to Virginia in the US!! :eek: In one way i really want to go but am petrified if we do! Sounds silly I know but it's a scary thought. Moving to the other side of the world kinda!!
DH was asked if he would do a 10month posting yesterday, leaving in August!! No b!oody way!
Wow, what a week eh?
Sharvs, that ia totally fantastic news for you, I hope it all goes so well for you, you so deserve it!!
Wish bear, how exciting, :fingerscrossed: you get it!!
I've had a busy couple of days, had to zoom down to Sydney yesterday, after DH stacked his motorbike! Thankfully not badly injured, but very traumatised by the damage to his other love, LOL!! Thankfully one of the boys will give hima lift until it's all fixed, so he can't complain, and I am not without a car!!
Saw HMAS Ballarat yesterday, automatically though of PL (again!), hope she is enjoying her last few child free days!!! Can't beieve the baby will be here next week! :yelclap:
Keep well everyone...
I'm over the Army life already and DP is stil in training, it's drivng me insane and to make matters even worse DP wants to go to Darwin for our FIRST Posting "to get ti out of the way" but i'm worried as i have heard that there is more chance of deployment if ur in darwin>? is there any truth in it, from what u girls know?
I know deployment is part of defence life but i don't know how i would cope, i don't think i would cope to be quite honest,
Ne way so yeah things have been a bit rough down this way of late...
Good to hear u are all doing well!!
From a personal point of view Neesh, the idea of a deployment and the build up to a deployment are often worse than the actual event...I think you will probably cope way better than at this point you think you can.:yes:
I kind of agree with Mummyof5. The build up & the anticipation is worse than the deployment itself. I remember in April last year when DP came home and said he was being deployed in September. My first though was "no, i dont want September to arrive" after about a week or so my thoughts had turned to "is it September yet?" Once they are deployed you can finally start counting down.
Which corps is your partner in? I know a lot of people in Darwin get deployed frequently but i think in this day and age it doesnt really matter where you are posted - if they want you to go you will. The deployments usually work on a rotation anyway.
Hang in there, give yourself some credit - im sure you are alot tougher than you realise.
Hi everyone, hope your all well. I haven't been online much the last week or so. My hubby is currently away atm. A good friend of mine commited suicide last week and it's taking some time to come to terms with it. My parents inlaw are moving in next week after a death in their family left them unable to cope with living in their house. It's been a pretty full on week here, but hopefully I'll be able to catch up on all the posts soon.
Hi Olismum, :hugs: for you, hope this stressful time eases up soon. Very nice of you to open up your home to your in laws, especially with your own grief to deal with. Why are our DH's always working when we need them most?
Please come on here and vent if you need to, we are here to listen :yes: .
Take care of yourself.
Evening Ladies :wave:
Hubby is home at the moment, and got his promotion today!! He has been doing the higher duties for a couple of months now - but had his morning tea with the CO this morning and received his hooks! I'm so proud of him!!
Half the guys from his recruit intake still haven't completed their comp log :eek: but he is charging ahead all the same.
Tomorrow is his first day of annual leave, and the c/sect is on Monday. His ship is going on an exercise next week for 6 or 7 weeks and he has been able to get the whole thing off!! Just awesome!! Couldn't ask for anything else :thumbsup: ESPECIALLY since I'm having a c/sect!
Waiting to hear some news from Pink Lady in the coming days.
Life seems to be cruising along quite nicely right now. The last bit of this pregnancy is taking FOREVER, but I've decided just to enjoy it rather than let the frustration of being unable to do anything take over. I'm taking LOTS of walks on the beach, drinking heaps of raspberry leaf tea, and having lots of talks with Lil Pod asking him to please come soon so I can meet him LOL.
Saw HMAS Ballarat yesterday, automatically though of PL (again!), hope she is enjoying her last few child free days!!! Can't beieve the baby will be here next week!
I hope your DH is okay!! Accidents are always so scary... especially motorbike accidents! And yes - definitely enjoying these last few child free days! This morning I got up and had breakfast down on the beach, then went for a walk and read my book down there too. Tonight hubby is on duty so its my last night with the bed all to myself - this time in 2 weeks I'll be sharing it with not one, but two other's!
Neesh - I agree with Sharvs and Mummyof5 - the buildup to the deployment is always worse than the actual deployment itself. At least once they're gone you have something to look forward to - their homecoming!! I have always counted down the individual days - some people prefer to count weeks or months - but I like counting days... it feels like time is progressing faster than it would otherwise!
Olismum - I'm so sorry to hear about everything you have been through the last few weeks... I have no advice - just lots of hugs and prayers :hugs:
:wave: Hi lovely ladies, how is everyone today?
All is well here. DH has been a little stressed about the pay scales etc and the unfairness of it all. He has whinged so much he has to go and sit in front of a sort of senate commitee and explain why he thinks people are leaving the navy and what needs to be done. So hopefully he can make a difference.
Still no word on the Virginia posting but I am thinking positive and really hoping it comes through.
OLISMUM... Was so sorry to hear about your friend. How are you coping? How lovely of you to open up your home to your in laws. :hugs: to you hon.
PINK LADY.... WOO HOO, not long to go now!! And congrats to your DH also :thumbsup:
NEESH.... I'm with the others, the lead up is so much worse than the actual deployment! Once they are gone you seem to establish a routine and just get on with it. Good luck.
MUMMYOF5... Am glad your DH is ok, sorry about his bike though, he must be upset :D Boys and their toys huh!
Neesh - We are posted in Darwin have been here for over 4 years now and DF hasn't been deployed overseas yet. I would agree with the others though about the build up to it being the worst part. The longest my DF has been away is 8 weeks and that is long enough for me.
My DF has just put in his transfer to another unit which means he will be going to Melbourne for 8 months for training. It is still about a year away but i am already dreading it. At least we can still go down to visit him and still call him. I need to get use to it though as once he is qualified he will be getting quite a few bush trips and deployments :crying:
Olismum - Sorry to hear about your friend, big :hugs: to you.
Pink Lady - Thats really good news that your Hubby will be there to see the baby arrive and have all that time off.
Sorry if not much of this is making sence i am listening to music that i can use for our wedding, it's not that far away and i forgot all about the music haha.
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