.... that they will not be home when they originally plan to be home.
I have to throw away the "Welcome Home" cake (or eat it all myself).The banner won't be hung.All of those appointments that I postponed and rearranged so I could spend at least 24 hours with my husband -- and nobody else -- will now have to be re-rearranged. The dominos are falling....
As Sarah says, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. I know this, yet I continue to act as if I don't.
I think that maybe we should institute a Redeployment +10 rule. You know, when they call and say they'll be home on Tuesday, the 23rd, you just add ten days. Of course, if I did that, my husband would arrive on time and I'd be completely unprepared.
Sometimes, you just can't win!