I am joining in with Kate Takes 5 listography for the first time – although this is 2 months too late to actually join in but I am doing it because the topic is great, and I have a whole lot of phrases that are annoying me at the moment. All relating to Phil’s deployment …
Oh it must be like being a single mum.
Er no, actually it’s not. I mean seriously. Single mums have it a lot harder. FFS.
You’re lucky, you have the best of both worlds.
Look the only thing good about my husband being deployed for 7 months is the extra wardrobe space.
At least Little Legs is young so she won’t know what’s happening.
Again. Seriously. Jeez. Read my blog posts will you. Of course she has sussed her Daddy’s not home.
At least Sailor’s don’t die.
Halle-fucking-lujah my husband isn’t dead. In all fairness, it’s not often sailors die but what a benchmark.
Communications are so much better these days – you can skype and everything.
No we can’t. Nor facebook. Nor tweet. You get 30 mins as standard satellite phone access, which you can top up at your own cost. You can’t use any personal communication which will show where the ship is. They have no phone reception when they’re in the middle of the ocean. It normally goes when they’re 7 miles or so out. I can email. My emails can be held in quarantine for 48 hours especially if I attach a photo. We can skype when Phil is on shore. If he can find a internet cafe or wifi connection for his iPad – which isn’t easy where he’s going.