Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

It has been a crazy few weeks around here adjusting to a newborn in the house.  I am sleep deprived, but doing pretty well.  Meeghan is a pretty good baby so I can't complain too much.

Now for the highlights of the past week:

The Good:  We found out that another guy that was in the same situation as the husband was approved to switch pipelines.  That gives us hope that he will be approved as well.  He has been transferred to the Wing which is the first step to approval.  We also found out that the guy was given PCS orders which is such a huge relief.  We have been trying to decide what to do about the living situation.  The base is less than 50 miles so we weren't sure if they would consider it a PCS move.  We were trying to decide between paying out of pocket to move, using the tax refund to buy a second car so the husband can commute, or having him geo-bach.  If they pay to move us, that is such a weight off our shoulders.

The Bad: It took 4 months for this guy to hear something which means we still have possibly have another 3 months of waiting around to hear the verdict.  That is a long time to hang in limbo especially when you are ready to move on with training.

The Ugly: Last week Hannah developed hand, foot and mouth disease.  I was so freaked out since Meeghan was only 7 days old at the time.  Luckily, we were able to keep Hannah away from her so she didn't get it.  Hannah is finally feeling better, but I am not sure when to allow her to play with other kids.  I don't want to kids to get sick right at Christmas.  However, Hannah needs to play because she is tired of being cooped up.  She is definitely needing to get out and play.  She woke up at midnight last night and didn't fall back asleep until 6:30.  I can't wait until I can leave the house again!

Other than that, we are preparing for Christmas here in Texas.  It will be my first Christmas spent away from family.  Last year we made the drive, but I didn't want to do it this year.  Now I wish I had agreed to it because it doesn't feel the same.  At least this year we can start to make our own family traditions.


  1. Hang in there. Youre going to get through these next few weeks. You can do it!

  2. I had my first Christmas not with my family last year. It was supposed to be the two of us hosting the squadron for Christmas dinner, but of course, it ended up just me because they sent him on a mission. It's actually my favorite Christmas memory now. There's nothing like making your own Christmas and spending it with people you love who can't get home to their own families. Just think of this as a chance to spend more quality time with your kiddos, and less time focusing on all the craziness of traveling! :)

    1. That is exactly what I am going to do. It will be nice to do what we want to do instead of running around our hometown making sure everybody gets enough time to see the kids. I miss my family, but I would be so exhausted lugging a newborn to different houses for a week.

  3. Enjoy your Christmas...we aren't going home either and I'm surprisingly ok with that. :)

  4. I hope Hannah is doing better and that you guys had a Merry Christmas!


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