Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Home

The first day back is always the hardest. I was fine the day we left Damm-I spent quite a bit of time texting and talking to him. The next two days were filled with driving. Last night we arrived. I got to walk into the horrible swamp cooler-cooled apartment and discover that we had been overrun by ants. Ant problem was taken care of last night and today I bought two new fans. And then it was just the Orclette and myself. Lots of time to think.

August 3 my mom gets here. Just a bit over a week to wait. In the meantime I'm sure I'll be over at the in-laws house quite a bit. And I've talked & texted Damm everyday. So it really isn't that bad. And he is still gung-ho about joining the military so that is extremely comforting. Just as I said, the first day back is the hardest. Our daily routine has yet to be re-established and we're entering into the waiting period for child#2. Once he/she gets here and I'm able to start going to the gym again (that being a fixed and certain time each day that mother-in-law will watch little kiddos for me and I will be free) and MOPS starts etc. the days will pass more quickly.

Trying really hard to stop feeling sorry for myself. I knew what we were signing up for. Reality is harder than knowing, however. At least in this case.

It would help if I had my car. But I've decided that I'm not going to drive again until after child #2 is born and Damm concurred with me so now I really can't drive. Bah humbug. It's safer, though. I was already having a bit of trouble concentrating before we went on our trip-purely a pregnancy thing because I never have problems concentrating while driving.

Tomorrow will be a better day.

4 comments:

Cap'n John said...

Wulfa, I'm not too familiar with military protocol, but I'm curious as to why you can't live on base with him. Or is that privilege reserved for officers?

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Dammerung said...

Cap'n.

I am currently in training and my training is less than 20 weeks. Due to this the army doesn't offer housing on base or offer financial moving assistance.

If I was at my unit and out of training there would be no issue having her live with me(provided I was posted at a safe location(ie: not Iraq/Afganistan))

As it is they give me Seperation Pay($250 a month) and Base Housing Allowance(basically rent... it is based on where you live).

Dammerung.

Cap'n John said...

Cool, thanks for that Damm...oh, I was gonna make an additional comment but realized it's in relation to your post, not Wulfa's, so I'll comment there where it belongs :)