homes cool Due August 1; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61618 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" I can only imagine. I get super upset when M's mom is all "get out the military, blah blah blah" and ... [snip!] ... doesn't understand that we do not live like she does. We aren't a civilian family. You don't "just get out". Its a transition."

It is. We were fully prepared to get out, savings account...job lined up. It all fell apart. Chris took a lot of hits to his pride this past year, it was a rough one. We're finally coming out of that part, but the emotional toll is still there.

JΔ$ Georgia 78650 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Big'n:" :!::!: You and I have discussed this several times. I just doesn't work like that."


Yup, so so true. People really don't get it...

JΔ$ Georgia 78650 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting the grace life:" It is. We were fully prepared to get out, savings account...job lined up. It all fell apart. Chris took ... [snip!] ... to his pride this past year, it was a rough one. We're finally coming out of that part, but the emotional toll is still there."


:( I had no idea. What a blow to his ego that must have been.

Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 72183 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" Yup, I agree."


The other night my friend and I went to the shopette to get beer for the guys unloading her moving truck. I had a 12 pack of Corona, and had set it down while we were looking at the beer cooler. 2 GIs came through and were super rude about us being in the aisle...then one idiot didn't look where he was going and tripped over my 12 pack :lol:
Then I was holding it, and started having a contraction...almost dropped it. Another soldier came over and asked if he could hold it for me...super nice. Then the other 2 came by and one said "At least you didn't trip over it"
:x
I hate a*****e GIs.

Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 72183 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" I don't want anything to do with it. Not any time soon."


Me either.
D passed his PT test, thank Jesus in heaven. I'm so f**king scared of being a civi family. We have 4 kids.... we'd be screwed.

Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 72183 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting the grace life:" It is. We were fully prepared to get out, savings account...job lined up. It all fell apart. Chris took ... [snip!] ... to his pride this past year, it was a rough one. We're finally coming out of that part, but the emotional toll is still there."


:(

JΔ$ Georgia 78650 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Big'n:" The other night my friend and I went to the shopette to get beer for the guys unloading her moving truck. ... [snip!] ... hold it for me...super nice. Then the other 2 came by and one said "At least you didn't trip over it" :x I hate a*****e GIs."


Homg :lol: I swear, they think they run shit.

homes cool Due August 1; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61618 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" :( I had no idea. What a blow to his ego that must have been."


It was. He had accepted an offer on a local base here as a civilian, a DoD job, basically. Like three weeks before his start date the DoD changed their mind and downsized what they were doing. We had savings, and he took every odd job he could find...but he was "under-employed" or unemployed for a year. He was offered the job he has now this past March, it has been a breath of fresh air. A little light at the end of this endless tunnel!

homes cool Due August 1; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61618 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Big'n:" <3 You are an amazing woman, Dee. And an amazing influence when it comes to maintaining your marriage. "

Stubborn is the word you are looking for. I'm stubborn and will not fail. :wink:

JΔ$ Georgia 78650 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Big'n:" Me either. D passed his PT test, thank Jesus in heaven. I'm so f**king scared of being a civi family. We have 4 kids.... we'd be screwed."


Yay for D! M passed his PT test yesterday also. I so proud. He sucks at PT :lol: Its just the run and I'm sure him being a smoker has a lot to do with it.



Civilian life would be difficult. I'm looking at it financially and benefits wise. Being a military family does have its perks.

homes cool Due August 1; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61618 posts
21st Nov '12

Oh, we had 6 months worth of savings...we thought we did a pretty good job. I'd recommend a year's worth though, but perhaps that is because I'm tainted by our experience. :lol:

Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 72183 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" Homg :lol: I swear, they think they run shit."


They're lucky I wasn't in a shitty mood. I don't need to deal with f**king soldiers thinking they're better than me. They have NOOOO clue the shit I put up with on the daily :wink:

JΔ$ Georgia 78650 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting the grace life:" It was. He had accepted an offer on a local base here as a civilian, a DoD job, basically. Like three ... [snip!] ... the job he has now this past March, it has been a breath of fresh air. A little light at the end of this endless tunnel! "


Ugh! How heartbreaking. M gets job offers for civi jobs on USAjobs.gov. He gets all excited and I just tell him to cool his jets man. Its not easy out there. Yeah, that job may be offering you 70k a year but are expenses will go through the roof as a civilian family so that 70k a year isn't going to be much.

Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 72183 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting the grace life:" Stubborn is the word you are looking for. I'm stubborn and will not fail. :wink:"


Eh. I'm pretty stubborn, too.
But you seem to handle your trials with such grace. I whine and cry like a baby :lol:
I have a ton of respect for you.

Bawse Litchfield, NY, United States 72183 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" Yay for D! M passed his PT test yesterday also. I so proud. He sucks at PT :lol: Its just the run and ... [snip!] ... Civilian life would be difficult. I'm looking at it financially and benefits wise. Being a military family does have its perks."


Absolutely.



$10/hr won't cut it. Ha!