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    My DHs flight has finally been booked. He's leaving 6am next Thursday for 7 weeks straight which is his longest stretch away. I have zero help and no idea how I'll last that long. My DD is 12 months old I'm working 2.5 days a week and was hoping to do 2 masters topics this semester but now I think getting 1 done will be an achievement. Am exhausted already

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    How are you going @gingermillie

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    Im a partner that has to work away. I hate it. It takes a toll on the family.

    Im going away again Tuesday. Often it is only two week at a time but I may only be home a few days sometimes before the next stint when I do have work.

    This time Im taking DD 6 to work with me. She has just started home schooling and current job has flexibility to have her on the job with me while earning a dollar and addressing education issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyEL View Post
    How are you going @gingermillie
    Thanks for thinking of me @AmyEL DH left 4 days ago and the day he left I came down with another cold (had just got over one) and DD was quite unwell last week so I had to pull her out of childcare Friday due to HFM outbreak so I'm barely keeping on top of work. Great start!Taking each day at a time. Going to be a long couple of months though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Thanks for thinking of me @AmyEL DH left 4 days ago and the day he left I came down with another cold (had just got over one) and DD was quite unwell last week so I had to pull her out of childcare Friday due to HFM outbreak so I'm barely keeping on top of work. Great start!Taking each day at a time. Going to be a long couple of months though.
    Always get sick when DH is away, Murphy's law! Last winter it happened so many times I took myself to the doctor to get some antibiotics just to knock the sickness on the head so I could just focus on the kids & not myself being sick! At least if work is busy the time will go faster, that's the theory anyway!!

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    Dave that is awesome that you can take your little one with you. What a great learning experience for her.

    I always get sick at the end of holidays so when the kids go back to school and DF goes back to work and the step daughters fly back to NZ I fall in a heap. This time I got sick AND broke my tailbone

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    Dave that is awesome that you can take your little one with you. What a great learning experience for her.

    I always get sick at the end of holidays so when the kids go back to school and DF goes back to work and the step daughters fly back to NZ I fall in a heap. This time I got sick AND broke my tailbone
    Sorry about your fall

    We spent 13 hots on the road today driving to the job. She loved the one on one time. She was practicing some spelling and stuff on the way.

    Yes I hope she gets some all round learning, on the job and off

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    Little Sam learning some steel fixing

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    Not a bad effort

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    She slso learnt to be quiet

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    DF went back to work yesterday and DD and I are on our own again. It's getting harder emotionally the older she gets as she is very close to DF and upset that's he's gone. She kept looking over to his side of the bed with a sad and confused look on her face 😪 she did also point to her sock this morning and say 'daddy' which made me giggle. I don't think DF can be replaced by a sock!

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    It's hard enough for us to cope let alone the little ones who don't quite understand why mum/dad has to go away all the time.

    How is everyone going?


 

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