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*
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27-04-2011 16:28 #71
27-04-2011 16:44 #72
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!!
27-04-2011 16:57 #73
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)
27-04-2011 17:09 #74
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.
27-04-2011 17:26 #75
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!!
27-04-2011 18:09 #76
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...
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?
27-04-2011 18:17 #77
Well DH is an Army cook and we live in Townsville.
27-04-2011 18:27 #78
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'
27-04-2011 18:35 #79Member
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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)
27-04-2011 18:39 #80Member
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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
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