WE'VE REACHED THE ONE MONTH MARK!!
I cannot believe we are already a whole month into this thing. That was easy!! Really, the individual days are all over the place, but looking back, it seems like he just left. With the right attitude, a month doesn't seem long at all.
I have good days and bad days, mostly good days though. I feel very lucky and mostly spoiled with the internet access Joe has in Iraq. All of that worry for nothing. And his night shift ends up being 11am to 11pm my time. Spoiled, I tell ya. I don't know how I got so lucky. I watch lots of wives in his company post that they talk to their husbands online for 5 to 10 minutes every two days. I feel really bad for them. But the time difference really gets in the way.
I was worried about Joe not getting enough rest since he's on the night shift, but he says that he has it better than most. He just hangs out at night and sleeps in an air conditioned tent during the day. I have sent him a twin camping mattress, sheets, and a nice blanket so hopefully he sleeps well. Last night he told me that he moved into his permanent residence. He has his own 6'x7' room. Woohoo!
I am worrying more now than I was when he was in Kuwait (duh). They are on alert a lot. There are a lot of missions. And last night Joe experienced his first "indirect fire". But he's really good about telling me the safety features in place to keep everyone alive. He's a good husband. I am a very lucky girl.