December 19, 2008

A MYSTERY

When my husband finally gets home, we will have a big mystery solved. The Mystery of Where He's Been All Week. Because I have no idea.

I keep calling people to give them updates -- my mom, his mom, friends -- and they want to know what's going on. They keep asking me questions that I simply don't know the answer to. They want me to speculate; I have learned it does no good to speculate about the Army. All I know is the one-line sentence I keep getting from the FRG: "We are meeting at the company area at ___ o'clock." Period.

I have no idea where he has been. I don't know if he was flying commercial or military. I don't know what he's been eating, what he's been wearing (he sure didn't have an extra week's worth of clothes in his ruck), where he's been sleeping. I don't know why none of the soldiers in the company have called home. I don't know if my husband has been getting this same hurry-up-and-wait treatment. I don't know if the delays have been due to weather or plane malfunction or what.

I wonder if he is hungry. I wonder if he gets on planes and gets back off of them, or if he's been sitting in the same room the whole week. I wonder if he's getting enough sleep, if he has a book to read, or if he has been as jittery as I've been.

I wonder if he's wondering what I've been thinking all week.

I can't wait to see him and give him a big hug. And I hope to solve the mystery in the car on the way home!

Posted by: Sarah at 07:54 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 "I wonder if he's getting enough sleep" In the military? Sleep? That's what Leave is for.

Posted by: tim at December 19, 2008 08:01 AM (nno0f)

2 So it isn't just my family that does that?? I'm always amused by it. They keep asking the same questions almost as if they don't believe it when you tell them you don't know. Frustrating!

Posted by: Kiki at December 19, 2008 08:14 AM (XgNcW)

3 Wow. Just thought I'd check in... This is crazy, Sarah. Just nuts! But, I guess you know that.

Posted by: T at December 19, 2008 11:15 AM (KV0YP)

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