+ Reply to Thread
Page 8 of 28 FirstFirst ... 67891018 ... LastLast
Results 71 to 80 of 275
  1. #71
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    481
    Thanks
    41
    Thanked
    46
    Reviews
    1
    tayahnkai - You poor thing. I hope thos next 5 weeks FLY by & he's home sooner than that. That is a LONG time to be away. It must be so hard on all of you. *big hugs*

  2. #72
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    3,116
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    266
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Oh geez, that is soo long away! Mine is only gone 8 days and that seems ages with the kids! What sort of work does he do?

    I'm so annoyed with DH's work. He just got a promotion (YAY) but he has to change roster (BOO!). he's been on this one for years and we have so much planned, incl my brother's wedding in Bali and I even did my ABA group's calendar up so meeting were when he was away. So frustrating!!

  3. #73
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD
    Posts
    12,994
    Thanks
    1,125
    Thanked
    1,962
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Thought I'd join in as DH is going away quite a bit this year. DH is Army and is leaving for 9 weeks on Friday, home for a month, gone 6 weeks, home for 6 gone for 8. Yay.

    We have DD (21 months) and DS (3 months)

  4. #74
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    481
    Thanks
    41
    Thanked
    46
    Reviews
    1
    Wow... they are truly long times to be away for. I thought it was bad DH was gone for between 1 & 28 days and you ladies have many more weeks on top of that.

  5. #75
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    1,294
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    55
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I'm currently going on my dp being away for 4 months, he's been away since the first week in Jan and I'm so over it! Worst part is, we are yet to get a due back date so I definitely know how your feeling... Feel free to vent away!!

  6. #76
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    3,116
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked
    266
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    What jobs do the men do, who are working away for so long? I think most people working on minesites have set rosters and usually not more than 3 weeks?

    Mine is a metallurgist, well actually he just became metallurgical superintendent (VERY PROUD!). Basically he runs the processing plant where they get the minerals out of the rocks and dirt...

    METALLURGY:
    1. The science that deals with procedures used in extracting metals from their ores, purifying and alloying metals, and creating useful objects from metals.
    2. The study of metals and their properties in bulk and at the atomic level.


    How do you all feel about the FIFO life in general? I do get stressed when he is away (but finally I am starting to get some sleep, after 4 years lol!) but we just love the time home, he gets so much QUALITY time with the boys. And the money doesn't hurt hehe. Also, that's his interest, its what he studied for and there isn't much met work in the city!


    Where do you all live? I'm guessing lots of us in WA?

  7. #77
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD
    Posts
    12,994
    Thanks
    1,125
    Thanked
    1,962
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Well DH is an Army cook and we live in Townsville.

  8. #78
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    481
    Thanks
    41
    Thanked
    46
    Reviews
    1
    I'm in SA and hubby works in Australia and internationally.
    He hasn't got a set roster and we never know when he is going or coming back. Jobs come up and he goes and does them.

    I often get looks from people, which annoys me, when I say the above. I am sure they are thinking 'yeah right, he's probably going to go see his other wife'

  9. #79
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    48
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    2
    Reviews
    0
    Happy there are others in a similar situation cos most people just dont get it!

    Hubby works on a gas tanker out of Karratha, WA and we are in Tassie. I actually like the lifestyle usually but this is just beyond crazy . Doesnt help that its the first trip he has done since our 3rd bub.


    wow Cookie no due date back would be hard. What does your DP do?

    Elle - my Dh usually does 6-8wks on and off.



    We have DD(5) DS1(3) DS2(10months)

  10. #80
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    48
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    2
    Reviews
    0
    library-laska - yay for DH promotion, sorry it has stuffed up all your plans though. My DH just went up a rank too so hard to do a trip to learn the job before doing it on his own


 

Similar Threads

  1. Multiples Parents Chat Thread
    By Mod-Nomsie in forum Parents of Multiple-Births
    Replies: 283
    Last Post: 26-01-2016, 13:20
  2. Parents of spirited children, chat and support thread.
    By headoverfeet in forum Discipline & behaviour
    Replies: 167
    Last Post: 30-11-2012, 10:56
  3. parents without partners
    By cookies n cream in forum Victoria
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13-02-2012, 18:22

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Babybee Prams
Save $50 in our pre-Christmas sale! All Comet's now only $500. Our bassinet & stroller set includes free shipping AUS wide, $75 free accessories, 18-months warranty & a 9 month free return policy. Check out our new designer range today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Wendys Music School Melbourne
Wondering about Music Lessons? FREE 30 minute ASSESSMENT. Find out if your child is ready! Piano from age 3 years & Guitar, Singing, Drums, Violin from age 5. Lessons available for all ages. 35+ years experience. Structured program.
Use referral 'bubhub' when booking
featured supporter
Vibe Natural Health
Your natural health care team for fertility, pregnancy, post natal and family health care. Our Naturopaths, Doctors, Osteopaths, Acupuncturists, Psychologists,Nutritionists, Pilates, & Massage specialise in women & children's health and wellbeing.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!