Thursday, October 22, 2009

Just a Tad Bit Depressing

I ran across a blog today from an Army wife. The first post I read talked about how hard it was to sell their house due to a PCS. The next one was about the sweater she had just made for her first grandchild. I stopped reading then and thought, ugh. There's no way I want to still be dealing with PCSes when I have a grandchild on the way. Even if we decide to finish this thing, twenty years is it!

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Sues2u2 said...

lol, Hubby did 22 1/2 although we were only married for 12 1/2 of that. Maybe that's why it wasn't so bad. I didn't mind the pcs's but then our last was born right before Hubby retired.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Daniel's dad was in for 23, he retired when Daniel was 15.

For us, if Daniel gets the PA job, we'll be for at least 24. That brings Eve to age 19, Judah to 17, and Eliza to 15. We are hoping that Daniel will be able to stay in until Eliza is at least graduated from high school though.

We shall see! I don't think it would bother me to be a grandma and have Daniel still be in the Air Force. It might make me feel young, actually :) And the moving around would be a lot easier without children, for sure!

-Andrea

Ana said...

I should have added she is also in the middle of a long, nasty deployment to the Middle East. That is probably what depresses me more. The actual moving part of it isn't so bad, but I'd rather it be something in the civilian world than another military move. And, yeah, if we stay to 20, Wyatt will be about to graduate high school. It pains me to think so much of his life with his dad will be about him being gone, so that's a huge factor in our decision to stay or go.

Erin said...

We'll be serving forever, after almost 15 years I'm okay with it. As long as "V" is gaining in rank we can stay. Hopefully though it will be sans grandchildren.