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Bob and Jackie
Proud parents of Braden since 9/27/03 and Jenna since 7/28/08
Hey everyone! I hate not being at work because I don't get to check in as much! Today was "Lexi's Day" she went to the dentist, got her hair trimmed up, got a dress for an upcoming weddng and went to Walmart with me. (plus lunch) She did really great the entire time and is now taking a much needed nap! I should be taking advantage and doing some house work but decided to come check things out instead
I got to hear from DH tonight. Sadly it was another extremely short phone call. He said he is only allowed 5 minutes and because I didn't answer the first time that cut into our time. UGH! Darn it. I told him about Austin needing tubes. Then he asked to talk to Russ, unfortunately with the time difference I haven't even picked Russ up yet. He was upset about that, and didn't sound very happy even before that. Then he had to go. Not sure what's worse him not calling or the short calls. Either way I don't really get to tell him anything.
Amber...yay that you got to talk to him...boo that it was so short. One thing I've learned is to stay quiet about the stuff that will make him worry but he can't do anything about. Ie...tell him about the tubes, don't tell him Russ cries for his daddy every night (not that he does, it's just an example) Sometimes it's nice just to know that they are doing ok. He's probably super busy all the time and doesn't have much to tell you..."Well ran 20 miles today and did 1,000 pushups" LOL!
Well, I am sitting at the car dealership waiting for my oil to be changed. About 30 minutes ago they came out and explained about transmission fluid and how it needs changed every 30,000 miles. AND since I"m at 36,000 miles how I need to get it flushed and changed...for $200. I was only planning on spending $30 today and instead am spending $250 (they have this new oil and additive stuff that cleans the engine so you only have to get the oil changed ever 5,000 miles and they won't have to clean the engine later...I don't know maybe I just fell for their "spend more money" ploy)
ANYWAYS...I hope I didn't totally screw up! DH is always b*tching that I don't take care of the car so here I am taking precautionary measures and "taking care of the car" and I'll probably get yelled at because it's so much money.
AS I'm literally typing this they came back "you need new breaks and a new air filter" ($225)AND we have to check your engine because the check engine light is on($40-$80) FU#KING SERIOUSLY????
I said no to the breaks (DH can talk to someone about that) and air filter (my dad can do the air filter) but am having them check the engine.
Ok change of plans again...getting new rear breaks ($200) instead of the transmission flush. AHHH!!! I am never doing this again! DH can bring the van in next time.
Me neither. LOL But DH isn't any better.
Russ is having a hard time with daddy gone this week. Sunday he whined and cried most of the day that he wanted his daddy and wanted his daddy to come home. Last night he seemed okay until I let him here the VM from DH. It was so sad he kept say "hi daddy, hi daddy" I explained to him it wasn't daddy but was like his bear. Then he started crying that he wants to talk to his daddy. I told him he couldnt and he asked if daddy had said no. I told him how much daddy wanted to talk to him but the Army won't let him call all the time. (maybe I shouldn't tell him that but I can't lie to him). The last week or so anytime Austin says "Dada" Russ tells him he can't say that and gets angry with him. This morning he kept telling me he didn't want daddy in the Army. I honestly don't know how to help him adjust. Just when I think he is ok....
I get to go home!!!
Amber is there a local FRG in the area or a chaplin. Even one associated with the national guard would help. They have SO many resources out there for kids. They put together an Elmo video about deployment. When I was an FRG leader we had a bunch to give out for free. I don't know if I still have them but will look. I also have a book that I just bought last week for Russ (but hasn't made it to the post office yet) that I hope he'll like.
Here's a link from Sesame Street about Deployments for kids.