Hello, House? He's Not Gone Yet!


You know about deployment gremlins? Those things that happen when your spouse is deployed, the things that make you crazy? Since we've been doing this for a few years, I've come to expect the unexpected after my husband deploys. I figure that we'll have an emergency room visit, a household disaster, or a major car malfunction. Maybe all three if we're lucky.

What I didn't expect was to hear a persistent drip, drip, drip in my house yesterday. I mean, he's home on predeployment leave, but he's not gone yet. Apparently my house didn't get his travel schedule. It decided that the drain line from my kitchen sink was going to burst without waiting for him to leave.

Despite the fact that my guest bedroom no longer has a ceiling, and I can't do dishes, and the floor might be wrecked, I can't get past chuckling that my husband was here to experience all the fun. It's just so improbable.

Maybe this means that the actual deployment will be without excitement.

Nah, probably not.

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