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post #1 of 28
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I just received a confirmation for Lee's flight to Germany. He leaves me November 3rd. I am seriously on the verge of tears. It wasn't real until now. They have his return date set for August 18. That is 9 months away. I am relieved its not going to be a full year but it sucks still.
post #2 of 28
Aww, I'm sorry, that is tough news. I can't imagine going through that, but hopefully the time will go by fast! And you have TCS to keep you company, not that we're any substitute for Lee! I wish him a safe trip and I wish you all the patience in the world!!
On a good note, I've been away for a while, is that a new kitty I see in your siggy???
post #3 of 28
that must be so hard on you
The year will go by so quick so he will be back in no time!!
post #4 of 28
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1.- that must be so hard on you
2.-The year will go by so quick so he will be back in no time!!
1.- ...don´t give up my friend!...

2.- We are be here for you!.....
post #5 of 28
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I am just going to have to keep myself very busy. TCS, work, my neice, my girls, and biking.

Yes Shannon! Phantom is my newest addition. She showed up on a friends doorstep and he called me to ask if I wanted another. Of course I said yes hurry her over. We told Lee that she showed up on our doorstep and that I had to take her in and feed her because something might get her outside! He still isn't the wiser!
post #6 of 28
Oh Hon, it will be ok...........with emails, phone calls, and us, it will go fast........... (easy for me to say huh, Jerry is never more than 15 miles away)
post #7 of 28
Oh Brandi - I'm so sorry to hear about this happening - how's Lee?

Time will go by fast, my best friends boyfriend is in Iraq right now, and he'll be back in April - so we're trying to keep busy til he comes back - but right now they do a lot of emailing and writing letters back and forth.

You'll be alright -your a strong woman!
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post #9 of 28
and dont forget youre coming to visit me, T&K!
post #10 of 28
hang in there, sweetie.
post #11 of 28
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I am just going to have to keep myself very busy. TCS, work, my neice, my girls, and biking.

Yes Shannon! Phantom is my newest addition. She showed up on a friends doorstep and he called me to ask if I wanted another. Of course I said yes hurry her over. We told Lee that she showed up on our doorstep and that I had to take her in and feed her because something might get her outside! He still isn't the wiser!
That's great! I've been away too long! I'm glad to hear of the new addition, and at least you have 2 furbabies to keep you company!
post #12 of 28
It will be ok. You definitely have the love and support of all your TCS friends to get your through this tough time as well
post #13 of 28
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Thanks you guys! I think the hardest part will be sending him off at the airport. That and coming home to an empty house! He will be flying in to Stuttgart and not Frankfurt Fran!

I have already warned my brother in law that he will be seeing a lot of me for the next 9 months!!

I will be leaning a lot on you while he is gone to keep me occupied, atleast while I am sitting at this desk here at work with the pictures of he and I all over my desk.
post #14 of 28
I am sorry...we are waiting to hear when my bil will be deployed - again. One thing that helped me (I worry well about anyone I care about...) is putting together creative gift boxes to send
post #15 of 28
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I am sorry...we are waiting to hear when my bil will be deployed - again. One thing that helped me (I worry well about anyone I care about...) is putting together creative gift boxes to send

I have been think about that a lot. I know I will be making a going away package with stationary and pens and stamps and pictures of us and a few other small things.

Sorry to hear about Bill being deployed again. Atleast I know Lee won't be in a war zone. I hate to hear of anyone going away to war. That is why I would find it so hard to be with someone in the military.
post #16 of 28
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I have been think about that a lot. I know I will be making a going away package with stationary and pens and stamps and pictures of us and a few other small things.

Sorry to hear about Bill being deployed again. Atleast I know Lee won't be in a war zone. I hate to hear of anyone going away to war. That is why I would find it so hard to be with someone in the military.
Sorry, I should spell instead of abbreviating everything! BIL as in brother-in-law (my youngest). DH and I had a lot of fun coming up with a great Christmas box in particular the one Christmas he was there (things like smoked salmon and pannetone). Other things we sent were instant hand desanitizer - small bottle that could fit in a pants pocket, instant hot cocoa (first thing in the am or at night in Iraq is cold by comparison to day time heat), mole skin for blisters, biscotti as they wouldn't spoil or melt and are great dunked in coffee.

My dh was already done with his service to the army when we married but had been stationed in South Korea, and was stationed in Saudia Arabia for all of Desert Storm.
post #17 of 28
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I should have know that! I just thought you got in a hurry and left on an L!! I swear I am going to write Lee like every day. A hand written letter not an e-mail. I think he will love letter from the mail.
post #18 of 28
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I should have know that! I just thought you got in a hurry and left on an L!! I swear I am going to write Lee like every day. A hand written letter not an e-mail. I think he will love letter from the mail.
I think that is a great idea
post #19 of 28
*Hugs* We're facing a one year deployment to Afghanistan in January so I know how you're feeling. If you ever need to talk, I'm here for you. PM me if you'd like and I'll give you my AIM name as well.
post #20 of 28
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*Hugs* We're facing a one year deployment to Afghanistan in January so I know how you're feeling. If you ever need to talk, I'm here for you. PM me if you'd like and I'll give you my AIM name as well.
Thanks. the same for you. I don't have a computer at home as of yet so no AIM. But I am here if you need someone to talk to. I have been through these kinds of seperations before with my dad. But never with MY S/O. I think in the long run it will be really good for us. I think the anticipation of the departure is the worse thing yet. We have known he was going but not knowing exactly when and for how long has been a bummer. Now we know and I feel worse!
post #21 of 28
Get a calender (or two) and write the countdown of days on it. You are going to visit him at least once right??? And he can come to visit you???
Will you have a good reliable vehicle to drives when he leaves??
This of how greatthis experience is for the future of both of you too. And mail to Europe only takes about 1 week!!
post #22 of 28
Good luck to both of you.
post #23 of 28
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Get a calender (or two) and write the countdown of days on it. You are going to visit him at least once right??? And he can come to visit you???
Will you have a good reliable vehicle to drives when he leaves??
This of how greatthis experience is for the future of both of you too. And mail to Europe only takes about 1 week!!

Yeah. I have his truck to drive. And if something happens to that my mom can take me to work and home since she works across the street from me.

I get to visit him and he has extra tickets to come home but he has decided not to so his training take less time. He is a fast learner so maybe it won't take all nine months. He has never been out of the southern US so this is going to be awesome for him. And I love having the opportunity to go back to Germany for a visit.
post #24 of 28
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Thanks you guys! I think the hardest part will be sending him off at the airport. That and coming home to an empty house! He will be flying in to Stuttgart and not Frankfurt Fran!

I have already warned my brother in law that he will be seeing a lot of me for the next 9 months!!

I will be leaning a lot on you while he is gone to keep me occupied, at least while I am sitting at this desk here at work with the pictures of he and I all over my desk.
Brandi, I live just outside of Stuttgart (38 km/23.6 miles), and we have a spare bedroom, and the public transit system is great! So - if you want to visit.... There are direct flights from Atlanta, New York, and Calgary to Stuttgart. International phone calls are cheap if you use call-by-call, and free if you use Skype.
post #25 of 28
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Brandi, I live just outside of Stuttgart (38 km/23.6 miles), and we have a spare bedroom, and the public transit system is great! So - if you want to visit.... There are direct flights from Atlanta, New York, and Calgary to Stuttgart. International phone calls are cheap if you use call-by-call, and free if you use Skype.
Wow that is very generous of you to offer your spare bed. Gambro will have an apartment for Lee in Hechingen and I will be able to stay with him when I visit. I would absolutely love to meet your for lunch during my stay there! Maybe even meet somewhere with Fran!! Noone could ever say there ladies of TCS aren't willing to help eachother out!
post #26 of 28
Hechingen is really nice - my b-i-l used to live in the area. (You've got to go see Hohenzollern castle.) Maybe Fran could come stay with me, and we could all meet in Stuttgart or Tübingen? She could always bring Teufel and Kaylee with her - I'd love to see them again!
post #27 of 28
Oh Brandi This will be really hard..but we are all here for you, and the sooner he leaves the sooner you'll be together again right? I know that doesn't help but...I just can't imagine how hard it will be for you...Hugs to you, and we are here for you.
post #28 of 28

I can't imagine how hard that must be. You can be sure that we'll be around to keep you company online.


If you want time to go by faster, you could use those months to do something special by yourself. Maybe take evening classes (learn a new language, learn basket-weaving, painting or whatever you like), do volunteer work, write a book, build a website, start a new hobby...
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