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    DH being away for 3 weeks at a time is hard emotionally but we make it work and we talk every night so all is good....until now! This week he has moved out to a new camp, a very remote camp that has no phone reception/internet. We can't speak to him at all until he comes home in 3 weeks time. They only have phones for emergencies and i think very little Telstra reception. It's killing me not having any contact. At least at his old camp we were still 'connected' so to speak with a phone call at night and a text during the day. I am really not handling it well and finding myself dragging through the last few days, moping almost. I also feel so bad for poor DH stuck out in the middle of nowhere on his own working his guts out for 21 days with no contact with the outside world. Does anyone else do weeks apart with no contact? How do you cope?
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    Hey there which job is he on? Sounds strangely dodgy and familiar to my husbands in Roma!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly8329 View Post
    Hey there which job is he on? Sounds strangely dodgy and familiar to my husbands in Roma!
    It's a new camp a few hours away from Roma. In Roma there's reception only some Telstra reception where DH is and it's not great quality apparently either. Nothing worse than a crackling cutting out phone call. Sucks!!!
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    Yeah same as what my husband was in. 3 week / 1 week left Monday.
    He is in a better camp this time but when he went to a new camp it was ridiculous! He couldn't speak to the kids for 3 weeks.
    I can't handle it and no one should be made to handle it without knowing before they get there.
    You poor thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly8329 View Post
    Yeah same as what my husband was in. 3 week / 1 week left Monday.
    He is in a better camp this time but when he went to a new camp it was ridiculous! He couldn't speak to the kids for 3 weeks.
    I can't handle it and no one should be made to handle it without knowing before they get there.
    You poor thing
    Thank you, I totally agree! I was so mad that they never bothered to tell DH before he left that there's only some very limited Telstra reception there. I'm even madder because he wasn't meant to be going to this new camp anyway, they changed him at the last minute I guess to suit their needs. Why don't they send the single childless guys out to the remote contactless camps?! It's so hard not being able to talk to him. 3 weeks is a long time for children to not hear their dads voice. I'm really hating it!!! His last camp was like a resort compared to this new one!
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    Yeah some of these jobs are run by wankers! It's like my husband who works in QLD lived in Vic yet most of the Vic people are last to fly out and the QLD fly out first thing in the morning! Frustrating
    How long has it been for you? When's hubby home?
    My husband was able to get Telstra reception if he walked to one spot in the camp but everyone would gather there to try and message and call out haha.


 

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