as many of you know, my dear hubby spent a good part of last year over in the sandbox. He came home all safe & sound only to come down with a nasty case of pneumonia that landed him in the hospital for 10 days. ugh! and things just got even more crazy after that.
well this year his boss went over to the sandbox to do the exact same tour that DH did, but here's the twist. Due to our president deciding to pull the troops out, there is nothing for boss to do while he's there. Boss is sitting in the hot sand twiddling his thumbs! when DH was there he was so busy working that he had no time off at all, working weekends and holidays! AND
since boss is gone, DH has to do both his job and his boss' job. DH is gone at the office so much that he might as well be deployed again! He goes into work before 7 and only comes home at 8:30 because the south gate on the base closes at that time and DH hates having to drive to the north gate. In fact DH went into work on Labor day as if it were a regular work day. UGH!
and to make things even more fun...that stupid recovery & reinvestment act is stealing money from projects that DH is working on and giving it to states to tear up perfectly good roads and repave them...meaning traffic delays and decreased productivity. So DH gets to figure out what they can live without or delay to cover paying for what they need. Course it doesn't help that they have stupid contractors who get fired off of jobs for cutting through major communications lines (while operating heavy equipment & talking on their cell phones!) come begging for their contract back with their crying wife. Frankly I'm very miffed at the person who agreed to that meeting...what a waste of time!
k, I think I'm done now. LOL