And that is exactly what I am going to do. Really though, I am pretty sick of the constant underways already. For the past 2 or 3 months my husband has been going underway like twice a month. I really miss having him around so much.
I don't think I shared what happened with us all in like one week. Let me just say, it was the most stressful week of my life. It all started when someone in my husbands work center was moved to shore duty for medical reasons. Then, to add insult to injury on an already severly undermanned work center, they moved another guy to do something else. So, my husband was told one day that there was talk of them extending him on the ship for their next deployment. I just let it go at the time because I didn't want to worry myself and then them not extend him. A couple days later he was underway (big shocker) and his chief told him they were extending him for deploment. He told me and I cried for a good hour straight. This meant that ship had taken away something I had been looking forward to for a long time, shore duty. That also meant my husband would have to go through the process of picking orders for shore duty all over again and that was so super stressful.
Well, come a couple more days and hubby finds out they are only extending him for a big inspection which means he gets off the ship a couple weeks later rather then like 12 months later and would be able to keep his shore duty orders. WHEW. Then, the next day he calls me and tells me that they asked him if he wanted to stay on the ship a couple weeks later then that to get an eval and of course he said yes. If he has to be on the ship for that long he might as well get that eval. So, as of right now he will go on shore duty in March rather then January. And I will just be glad when it's just all over with. I am so bitter now. Bah humbug.