It's finally over!!
The deployment from HELL, that is.
The Hub got back from Iraq last week, so I went up and spent a few days with him. He's still not *home home* yet, but he will be in a matter of days. They had crap to take care of there before they could all go on leave, so he's actually only been *home* for one weekend.
He's groovin' the house, and sees that the "Honey Do" list that's been growing and growing is actually justified.
A few months more and he'll be home every night. Orders in June, baby! At least there are a crapload of holidays/long weekends coming up soon, so he'll be home for those. He won't be missing *another* anniversary, *another* Christmas, *another* Thanksgiving, etc.
I'm really hoping and praying that this deployment was the last one, but I won't hold my breath. Funny thing happens when they make a name for themselves and are pretty widely known as someone who knows their shit and WILL accomplish their mission...they're in high friggin' demand. I guess only time will tell. All that matters now is that THIS FRIGGIN' DEPLOYMENT IS BEHIND US!!!