Hi girls lets see if this post works I-do is being temperamental tonight.
My thoughts on Neil going away - I have to accept it I guess. Its his job, and although he is always away on exercises in Oz Im cool with that, just scared to think of him in a war zone. I said to him maybe its better that he goes next yr, maybe things may have calmed down a bit (doubt it)
I could handle 3 or 4 months away, but 6 months = half a year. Its a BIG ask to spend 1/2 a yr away from your new husband. He went to Timor for 3 months and that was the worst time of my life, dad died while he was over there and because we werent recognised as "defacto" back then, they didnt care about me and it was days before I could get onto him. Sucks.
My thoughts on the death of the soldier in Iraq - very tragic. That is my worst nightmare. I feel even more sorry for the wife and family over the stuff up with his body etc, and the fact that his death has been covered by the media like gossip.
Ok enough of that.
Laurette - can you post a pic of your new lounge? I love perving on furniture, day dreaming about how nice new furniture would be. I cant get new lounges for a while, my cat enjoys using them as scratching posts, and I would be very wary of buying in Darwin with the mould and mildew and heat they would get wrecked..Oh by the way
I would definately jump at the oportunity to wear my dress again.
Chloe - You SO need to enter the bride comp. It would be a national disaster if a beautiful wedding such as yours didnt get recognised
Speaking of house hunting etc we dont know what to do. We have a $140,000 piece of land in Townsville that needs to be built on by the end of this year according to the covenent. We dont want to build unless we actually live in the house, because a) we miss out on first home owners grant and
we miss out on an army grant that you get for living in the house sooooo we may get it valued and sell it, and then look for a house in Darwin. We could live in it until we get posted out of here (19 MONTHS TIL WE CAN LEAVE - AND COUNTING!! WHOOHOOO
) and then rent it out to DHA (defence housing authority) as they guarentee you rent for so many years and they generally make sure houses are looked after. We want to get into the market before it gets too expensive.
Thats all, take it easy gals
ps. feeling better, the rash has finally gone just have a mouth full of ulcers due to low immune system now