Well, it looks like Don will be able to continue working at the base for another 3.5 months at least. He just received his official orders today. And as long as these deployments keep happening, it could extend another several months after that.
Yes, it's a long drive (thank heavens for the VW Golf and its gas mileage), but it allows us to pay 4.5 times the principal on our mortgage. And that means the time will come sooner when Don can be at home full time. After all, that's the ultimate goal for us and why we moved here.
Sorry, guys, but that war is paying our bills!