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On the road again.... *sigh*

Ug, oh how I hate rotations. Once again, I'm about to begin yet another trek across country--by myself, living out of my suitcase for the next three months. I cannot express how much I dislike and loathe this year and all the time that it keeps from away from home and Dan. This will be yet another 3 month stint. I'll be in Ohio, Dan will be in Western NY for part of it (which isn't so bad), but for the entirety of the second half of that three months, he'll be back in Maine.

850 miles away.

I am not happy.

Looking back, I'm not 100% sure that I'd be going to UNE if this is exactly what I knew I was getting myself into. This is school, not an enlistment. And I'm paying a TON for this, not being paid. I just keep telling myself that it'll all be over in about 6 months and then we can choose to not ever ever ever do anything like this again.

Maybe I'll be changing my tune in about 7 months, when we arrive in KY and spend the next year in a travel trailer, paying off all these loans and getting ourselves debt-free....A little space might be nice. ;) Just kidding, haha. I love hanging out with my Dan!


  1. Hi Paige! What a bummer to be away from your hubby for so long :( Are you staying with relatives in OH? Oh, and I doubt you'll be longing for space in KY with all the fresh air and acreage around. If you need space you can just step outside! What part of OH will you be in? -Aimee

  2. Yeah, my parents are still there. We're north of Columbus, not too far.

    Yes, Dan and I cannot wait to get in Kentucky for SO many reasons! We keep talking about it all the time! :)


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