Even though E goes on very little TDY (Temporary Duty)...it is still hard to deal with. I feel like it brings up all those feelings from when he deployed to Iraq. Its always a reminder of those painful feelings I felt when he left. When E was in Iraq, we were living out on Long Island, NY and we were in a one bedroom apartment.
Now, we are living on post in one of the Plantation homes and when you are by yourself...it is too big. There are too many noises that are unrecognizeable and I'm just thankful I have a dog who loves and protects me as much as she does when E is gone. I just keep busy by going to the gym, crafting, cleaning and hanging with Holly (our yellow lab) and Patch (our Tuxedo cat). I will just be so happy when he is home and I know our little four-legged babies will be happy too.