You're doing the right thing. I have to wonder how some people sleep at night or even manage to live with themselves. There's a special place in hell for them.
Military Moms: March/April 2011 - Page 3
haha! I like to think the same thing! You know what this situation will do though? If my husband is able to stay in after everything is said and done, he is going to make a damn good leader. I mean seriously, he will understand the battles and the issues. Hey soldier, you need some help? No problem. Hey soldier, your family is going through a rough time? How can we help? You need time off to take care of your family? Let's make that happen. I keep trying to remind my hubby of this.... but right now he has rather clouded vision (rightfully so!) and doesn't even know if he wants to stay in and be a part of something "not based on integrity and brotherhood anymore" .... I feel so bad :( I guess that's what we get for being on a TRADOC base though *sigh*
And just one more vent... then I'll be done. I promise ;) I love how the command says "call us if you need anything! We've been out of the loop and we aren't mind readers, so call us when you need something!" Okay, no problem... well guess what? Hubby needs a ride home at 2 am from work. I called the Commander, and I said hey, you know how you told us to call if we needed anything? Well, hubby needs a ride home. He said "Not my problem, call a cab!" Uhhh we live off post... a cab ride runs about $15.00. *sigh* this is the stuff we deal with every 5 minutes. If we didn't call, then they play the "well you should have called us first" deal.... ya know, it's just getting really annoying. The same thing happened when we were moving. His command refused to see if they could get people to help us, even though they knew hubby would be doing it alone. I mean honestly? Really? This isn't what we hear at all from other units/bases... and definitely has NOT been our experience anywhere else!
Yeah our daughter is doing much better. They are looking into other things the mold did wrong to her as well. She was very behind in all her milestones. Before we moved, she wasn't rolling over, sitting up, eating food (no interest) she wouldn't babble, she just was like a newborn. She never played with toys....etc etc. Well, since we've moved? This little bug is everywhere! She babbles, she is working on crawling, but she all ready scoots whever she wants to go. She holds the bottles herself (I am pumping.... supply issues so have to supplement sometimes as well) and she is sitting up all on her own. How does that happen?! So they are looking into the mold causing neuro stuff. Milestone wise, she's right on track now. The doctors told us we aren't out of the clear yet, that this could cause life long problems like ashtma and such.... just a waiting game!
It's a blessing that she's recovering, and doing so well. I saw a TV program years ago about a family that moved into a house not knowing about a mold problem. By the time they figured it out, the Dad had permanent neurological damage--like he would never be able to work again. I don't remember how the kids fared, but I remember the mom was the only one interviewed on the show. Scary stuff.
We do have one congressman involved, however they said that they cant really get involved anymore since it's now as serious as it is. Does anyone know the rules on how long they can take the decide to take it to court martial or not? I mean, is there a set number of days before it's just a "dead issue" or what?
At first he was read an Article 15 that was a field grade with 4 counts. Then, we contacted our lawyer and congressman and they threw that one out and read him an Article 15 that was a company grade with 3 counts in it. My husband turned that down and asked for court martial. So that's where we are right now. Nothing else has happened (besides more retaliation since turning it down)
Omg!! Have good news!! Charlie and I are FINALISTS for a dream beach wedding package valued at 36 THOUSAND dollars!!!!! Each vote is a dollar donation, so even if we don't win, we are helping our troops (this is all through a non profit!) I contacted our newspaper back home (the one I have been in for all the service projects I've been doing for our troops) and hopefully they will run on story on it to try to help us get more votes!! I'm sooooo excited! We NEED this! We had to change our wedding plans so many times, and finally I just gave up and accepted I wouldn't get one. I'm not going to breathe again until this whole contest is over haha!
This deployment is really hurting the kids... I had a conference at school for my Kindergartener yesterday and need to schedule one for my 2nd grader now. They are reacting total opposites... my kindergartener just shuts up and wont do anything (but once she gets over whatever is upsetting her, finishes up all her work without problem)... my 2nd grader is acting out and disrupting class :(
DD1 doesn't quite seem able to express her emotions so maybe journaling will help. DS already does journals at school (one he's required to share with the teacher and one he's not)
DD1 isn't going to be horribly hard to help... its DS that is the big problem... I have no clue how to help him :(
A friend of mine has this question and having never done a PCS, let alone one OCONUS... I have no clue the answer and am hoping some of you ladies do:
My husband just got his orders for our next station. We're going to be sent to Korea. While I'm excited there is one thing that concerns me. Does anyone know if we will have to pay for our plane tickets to Seoul or will that be taken care of for us? I've been pricing tickets and they are about $900 each. I know they reimbursed us to move out to California from Indiana, but I just don't know about the moving over seas/ how that works. Any one gone through something similar?
she mostly wants to know if she has to pay it out of her pocket and have it reimbursed (or not reimbursed) or if they pay for the ticket for her.
then they usually pay for transport from either current post or another hometown listed (usually where they take leave prior to moving over) it will also be where they ship a car if they are allowed one.
they will get breifings that cover all this, i sugest they go asap to them, they have good info they need before they get to far into it