Lovelies out there, I am over being stationed at the same base for going on 5 years. The over-seas assignment list came out…again. We are going to put in for Alaska…again. And it’s likely going to be denied…again. The real fun thing is that the Hubs is now again available for a Korea assignment which means that we could be separated for a year. Nice. Not only will we get another real difficult assignment but building a family becomes pretty much impossible when said husband is countries away.
Needless to say, I am quite a grumpy pants right meow.
The worst part of this particular assignment is the area. The base is located in rural NM which also happens to be fairly impoverished. There is an extremely high number of unemployed individuals whom have either the inability or don’t have the desire to work. Unfortunately this lends to many children raised in tough situations that tend to encourage crime, teen pregnancy, and further unemployment and welfare. Now, please, PLEASE, don’t get me wrong. My mother was a single parent with 5 children and no child support, who had to rely on welfare and WIC to support our family. But because she was capable she worked to get out of that situation. She became an RN and is quite amazing. Many of those individuals in the same situation as we were do not have or want to have those type of aspirations. Oh and the other dumpy thing is that in this area, unfortunately, the rate of unemployed-to-employed is 2:1. Meaning there aren’t enough of us working to support those who do not.
Add all this to the fact that we are not even remotely close to family and we are definitely at least 2-3 hours from any airport that could take us to visit. So we are in a rural area with a high number of unemployed folk, leading to crime, poor educational systems, teen pregnancy, etc., at a base which is NOT contributing to my husband’s Air Force career. I do love my job, I work at a great clinic with great benefits and wonderful experience, but it is not worth being stationed here forever.
I just can’t see a way to get a new duty station. Neither can the Hubs.
On another note, we are now 10dpIUI. I have had some cramping on and off, am definitely more moody, but, guess what, that period is around the corner. It will be what it will be, I guess. The Hubs is ever the optimistic and just patiently waiting until Thursday. I do have to change where we are doing the blood draw though. I have a couple of big surgeries that morning and can just have the beta done here in town. So to save myself the 2 hour drive and to not mess up our clinic schedule, I will just request the change. The nice thing is that I do have a veterinary conference in Las Vegas next week. It might be a great distraction from a negative although it will surely mess up our chances for an IUI this month. That sucks. But I have to go for CE to keep my license in the state of NM. Sometimes I hate having a job. I might be able to talk to the RE and work around that week although I feel like I need to be cognizant about the amount of time I would be getting off in a short period of time.
Sometimes it all is just too much. Anyways, I hope all of you wonderful ladies out there are doing amazing, that the journey is maybe going ok for once. But even if it isn’t, know that you all are in my thoughts.