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one advantage of having a deployed husband

I've been lazy about tracking my spending, but just now finished catching up on the past 6 weeks.  My combined grocery/eating out spending has decreased 75% compared to when he was here.

Gotta always looks for the positive, right? Smile

Hilary
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Re: one advantage of having a deployed husband

  • My DH isn't deployed, he's in training, but I know exactly what you mean!  I spend so much less without having to feed him, mostly because I'm too lazy to cook for myself, so I get stuff for really simple meals!

     I've also really been slacking in the housework department, which has been nice, but now it's coming to bite me in the a$$ since I'm trying to get everything ready before this baby comes Indifferent

     Oh and don't forget getting to pick whatever you want from Netflix!  

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  • My biggest advantage - CONTROL OF THE T.V. He hates reality, I love it.  So when he's gone I watch as much reality tv as possible.  :o)
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  • imagesophiab1:

    LOL! I completely agree!

     Oh and don't forget getting to pick whatever you want from Netflix!  

  • Totally agree! My DH is TDY for two weeks (basically this entire pay period) and I have had so much fun buying stuff for myself and DD. I love being on my own schedule and not having to worry about the house being spotless and cook dinner by the time he gets home from work. I can live off cereal and snacks. DH, not so much. I miss him, don't get me wrong, but a break every now and again is a big plus of being military!
  • imagesarah2542:
    Totally agree! My DH is TDY for two weeks (basically this entire pay period) and I have had so much fun buying stuff for myself and DD. I love being on my own schedule and not having to worry about the house being spotless and cook dinner by the time he gets home from work. I can live off cereal and snacks. DH, not so much. I miss him, don't get me wrong, but a break every now and again is a big plus of being military!

    This exactly! It helps knowing that DH is still stateside this time. So much less stress.

    But I have also come to find that I take better care of the house while he is gone...I think because I am bored. 

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  • I know what you mean! Every deployment my spending goes WAY down! I always look for the positives too and saving money is a HUGE plus.
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  • imageRoseTor:
    My biggest advantage - CONTROL OF THE T.V. He hates reality, I love it.  So when he's gone I watch as much reality tv as possible.  :o)

    This!!! Plus I don't feel the need to shave my legs ;)

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  • Not to mention the separation pay and per diem!
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  • imageRoseTor:
    My biggest advantage - CONTROL OF THE T.V. He hates reality, I love it.  So when he's gone I watch as much reality tv as possible.  :o)
      Me too!!!!  Though I will say since being pregnany DH let's me have the TV remote a lot more often as well. 
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  • imagesophiab1:

    My DH isn't deployed, he's in training, but I know exactly what you mean!  I spend so much less without having to feed him, mostly because I'm too lazy to cook for myself, so I get stuff for really simple meals!

     I've also really been slacking in the housework department, which has been nice, but now it's coming to bite me in the a$$ since I'm trying to get everything ready before this baby comes Indifferent

     Oh and don't forget getting to pick whatever you want from Netflix!  

     The only thing I have to add is that you get the whole bed to yourself to position all the pillows for maximum belly support!

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