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Discuss D-Day is here in Partners - Wives, Girlfriends, Boyfriends, Husbands on Rear Party; Well, deployment day is here. He moves off to Brize later on this afternoon to be on the plane at some ungodly hour tomorrow morning As I said in my introductory post, we said our ...
  
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    Unhappy D-Day is here

    Well, deployment day is here. He moves off to Brize later on this afternoon to be on the plane at some ungodly hour tomorrow morning
    As I said in my introductory post, we said our face to face goodbye last week as I have had to return to work overseas - but still does not make this day any easier! We are hoping that there are wifi facilities at Brize so that we can at least skype tonight (he is not taking his phone with him obviously!) - anyone know what the internet set up is like at Brize??
    I will be ok I think once today is over...this is the worst part...well that and waiting to hear from him again once he is in the sandy place.
    Lots of positive thoughts needed today - part of me thinks I should just cry and get it all out of my system, the other part thinks stay strong and don't give in!
    I can stop counting from today as we finally get to be together!!

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    Hi Angharad

    Sending lots of positive thoughts and hugs your way. I know I'll need them when the day comes for me in March. Have a good cry I say, it's probably the hardest day

    take care
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    ((((Angharad)))) I am not sure about net connextions in brize sorry but when Mr D has a flight I send an email for when he arrives asking how the inflight movie was and if he managed to grab some peanuts. I know it sounds stupid but its our little tradition and always makes him smile.

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    I've no idea about wifi but just wanted to send you a virtual hug. I'd have a good cry if that's what you feel like doing - the first day is usually the only day I cry and sometimes it's good to get it out of your system x

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    There is wifi in Brize, they also have a few computer terminals. Not sure if you can get Skype on them or not though.

    Keep smiling, the time goes by super fast, even if it doesn't feel like it at first!

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    Sending you a hug too. I'd have a good cry, gets it out the system, you will feel much better for it. I always do. Remember always someone here who will understand.

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    Chin up! The individual days can seem to drag sometimes but the time overall really does fly by
    "Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws."

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    Mr Laws always says that he has to go away so he can come back!! Whilst I usually want to throttle him I do understand the sentiment. I set myself goals or arrange treats for some of the weekends - then when I've looked forward to and enjoyed whatever it was I've also moved along another couple of weeks.
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    There is wifi at Brize, I know Pants spoke to me on MSN in the departure lounge, the connection was crap though and kept cutting off and he said plug sockets were limited so a lot of people were experiencing low battery power more than lack of connection- I dont know if the bandwidth would handle skype though.

    Its hard but like you say you'll feel better once you hear he's arrived there. I know Pants had a couple of weeks at Bastion checking their gear etc and doing stuff with the teams they were replacing, so for the first few phonecalls he was in high spirits which eased off the transitional period for me and him.

    The important part is to just do whatever you feel, don't feel you SHOULD cry, believe me when you're ready for a few tears they'll come whether you want them to or not...and don't feel guilty if you find some times easier than you thought you would.

    You've found us now...you'll be OK.

    It won't be long before you're having the 'OMG I better start shaving my legs again' convo's with us!!!

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    Thanks for all the supportive comments.I have cried this morning and know I will again today at some point you can just feel it there.
    I don't care if at Brize it's only text over skype and not the video bit - just to talk to him is enough. We do have MSN set up as well though so all in all I think we have covered most bases for communication!
    I think I'm in the odder position in that he is not going to the main sandpit but over to Iraq via two other countries first and not due to arrive at the final destination until early next week. Now he's gone we can start the countdown - it's the weekend of not knowing that I'm not looking forward to one little bit - he may be able to get in touch - he just doesn't know! X
    I can stop counting from today as we finally get to be together!!

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    That first bit of "not knowing" is really crap - being frank - Angharad. However, the feeling you'll get when he calls from "base" the first time to tell you he's there - priceless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil_Adjutant View Post
    That first bit of "not knowing" is really crap - being frank - Angharad. However, the feeling you'll get when he calls from "base" the first time to tell you he's there - priceless!
    Absolutely!

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    Sending you hugs, it's actually a lot less harder getting through it than anticipating doing it, if that makes any sense! As WhiteRose says, the individual days can drag but you'll be pleasantly surprised at how the time can fly. I've used the run up to R&R working my socks off at work, and now have a shiny new promotion to show for it, plus I've lost some weight in anticipation of a joyful reunion

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