It is official, this house hates me

DH left again for a short TDY again.

I resigned to the fact, and looked at the positives. Less laundry, less food preparation, chick flicks, I convinced myself all was well.


I went to flush the toilet and nothing happened.

Seriously? Seriously?

Did I not just fix one wash machine, only to replace it? In good news, it looks like an easy fix, the flush lever broke.

I must say my confidence in my skills at this point are not beaming one bit.

I think I might be going crazy, as I am cussing under my breath at the wash machine, and now the toilet.

About the Author


Rachelle began her Military Spouse career when her future husband proposed to her in a letter during Desert Shield. Mail took over a month to arrive back then, and they only had three phone calls with each other in the ten months they were separated. They were married at a small ceremony a week after he returned home. Rachelle's husband moved her to Ft. Bragg, NC, all of their combined possessions filling her small, two-door car. In 1992, they left active duty and moved back to their home state where she went to nursing school and he joined the Army National Guard as a traditional Soldier as he went to school. In 1999, Rachelle's husband was offered a full-time National Guard position in Arkansas, where they lived for eight years.

In 2002, their son was born (MFO Deployment) and in 2003, their daughter was born (OIF2). In 2008, they moved back to their home state to live close to family. Rachelle has been an active contributor with SpouseBUZZ since 2005. She currently works full-time at a physician’s office, and is active with her church and school's PTO. Her son has recently been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a subject that she is exhaustingly studying and learning to work with day-by-day. In 2010, Rachelle's mother-in-law moved in with the family, and they added a German shorthaired pointer named "Poncho" to the tribe as well. Rachelle enjoys spending as much "down time" with her family as possible - usually something outdoors or movie nights. Her favorite foods are sushi, steak, chocolate, and coffee. Her special skills include being an awesome cook, identifying odd accents by state or country, having an incredible sense of smell (almost bloodhound-like), and watching people at airports during long, unexpected layovers.

  • Cuss away! It helps, trust me. I swear at the technology I’m fixing at work all the time. I also threaten it with possible shooting range targeting if necessary.