Put My Baby On a Plane

Anybody have any advice on how to survive six months without your husband? Because I am clearly not set up to live by myself.
We are a military family, so it's part of our life. He left two days ago, and I definitely miss him already. We do have plenty of ways to communicate, at least. I talked to him on Skype today, and he is there and fed and got some sleep.

Here are some issues I see with him not being here:
- Who am I going to put my cold feet on to warm them up?
- Who is going to trap and release the spiders roaming through our house back into the wild?
- Laundry. I put some in several hours ago and just remembered it. This is going to be happening all the time.
- Weirdly quiet house. He always has the TV on and I never do unless I'm watching something.
- It's inevitable that something's not going to work and I'm going to bang it around in frustration like a caveman. For example, there are seven buttons on the space heater. I know what roughly two of them do.
- Heaven forbid I have to put something together. If I buy any new furniture, I'm calling in back-up.
- When I can't decide what to wear, who will pick the most horrible outfits, until I kick him out of the room and suddenly can find something?

I'm just kidding about all of these. I mean, they're all real, but I don't mind dealing with them. All I want is for him to be safe and sound.

9 comments:

  1. My husband travels for work, but he's never been gone for longer than a week at a time. One of the biggest frustrations is always when something doesn't work around the house! It gets so incredibly frustrating! At least you'll be able to skype while he's away!

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  2. oh gosh... that's tough. I can't imagine.
    Thank God for technology though, right? Skype has to feel like the best invention to you

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  3. I did it for years and will have to again, so I totally understand. Plus my dad was in the military too and would be gone for months at a time. Hang in there

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  4. I meeeean... I'll come stay with you if you cook for me. ;)

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  5. lol silly me i saw your other post first so no wonder i was in the dark.
    hope this 6 months flies by :)

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  6. Aw. Don't feel bad for what I am about to say, but when my ex and I split I remember being so sad that I was so alone in my bed. That I had no one to warm up my feet and that my bedroom was SO quiet (he used to play loud video games all the time) but look at me now... 4 months later and I warm up my own feet with some fuzzy socks, and I blast my music and dance while I clean up. It's great, lol. Anyways, I'm sorry for making this comment about myself. Your little list just made me remember everything that I was also afraid of missing. I hope that these months go by fast and quickly for you and that your husband is safe and sound :)

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  7. Fellow military wife over here and I just discovered your blog! Sending lots of good thoughts your way.

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    1. Thank you! Nice to meet someone else who lives with similar situations!

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