We got a note from the FRG the other day, that basically said:
1. We do not have a number for your husbands in Afghanistan.
2. Quit calling Rear D about stupid crap, they are busy.
3. We do not know when extra pay will kick in, so just wait till September and if it's not there, then we'll go from there.
4. If you are having financial hardships, then contact us and we can point you in the right direction.
It's sad that they have to write this note at all. I haven't gotten a phone call from Gunner yet, but with no phone cards, I am not surprised!
So my question is.....do you go crazy when you don't hear from them every day? If I hear one more person tell me that they freak the heck out if they don't hear every.single.day., then I might freak the heck out on them.
It''s only been a little over a week since he left, and I am still busy unpacking. I have parent/teacher conferences today, the girls are at camp, I need a new driver's license, trying to get Junior into preschool, and a laundry list of other things.
Maybe it's because we have been married almost 16 years? He's not going anywhere, and I know he misses us terribly, and will call or write when he can. He told me once, that not having that pressure to call when he is exhausted, makes his job easier. He saw so many Soldiers that could barely stand up, but they had to call every day and spend an hour or two on the phone in order to keep the wife/girlfriend happy. That gave them little sleep at night, which led to them being exhausted on a mission, where they really can't afford to be tired.
I guess I am low maintenance in that respect. Oh sure there are times that I want him to call, but I won't lose it if he doesn't.
Tell me I'm not the only one please!