Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I should have known better

I was actually getting excited. Paul was due home on the 21st (delayed from the original date of 5 Nov.). I believed it was going to happen and I finally told the kids that Daddy would be home by next Friday... STUPID!

During our conversation last night, I discovered there have been more delays because of the crappy bird they have to use as their "chase" bird.. they haven't been able to fly it more than one out of every 10 days. They have test data in abundance on other aspects of this prototype, but they can't get the final stuff done so they can come home. And they keep sending the chase bird back to be repaired.. get a day out of it and then something else goes wrong... and more days are lost. At any rate... at this point Paul's return date is up in the air.

Initially he was going to buy a ticket to come home for Thanksgiving. But I told him no. .. unless the government was going to pay for that ticket, I didn't want him spending our money on that (we still have Christmas to deal with). I told him to go spend T-giving with his parents (he is just 6 hours away from Phoenix) and we'd see him when he gets back.. if he ever gets back. .this is becoming the TDY that never ends. LOL

Anyway.. in other news Mac, Kim and I went to see Madagascar: Escape2Africa yesterday. They loved it.... I slept through it. I guess I was tired. The part I did see, I didn't think was as good as the first one.

We did see previews for "Inkheart" though. Kim and I have both read the book and are so looking forward to that movie in January.


Slapinions said...

That sucks that his return is delayed. I've never fallen asleep in a theater - if I could suffer through Justine Bateman's 'Satisfaction' I can make it through anything.


Indigo said...

Sorry to hear this hon. Thank you for loving a military man. I know it's never easy. (Hugs)Indigo

Ericanbiloxi said...

So sorry that this tdy is soooo long, but I thank you and your honey for serving and giving up so much for our country.

Emmi said...

sorry to hear about the delay.

Beth said...

Estela, I'm so sorry to hear about the further delay. I hope and pray that this will be the last delay!

friedmsw said...

Although I am sure you have been through this before, I can only imagine how disappointed you and your children are. Thanks for your comment on my blog!

Linda said...

Oh Estela....I'm so sorry, I know how excited you were getting and how much you miss Paul. I will keep praying about this, that maybe something will happen to let him come home sooner. I wish you could have Thanksgiving with us. {{{Estela}}}

Love & Pooh Hugs,