We asked spouses to share their deployment curse stories. Here are some of the best. Share yours in the comments!
Abbie Bruno Patterson: LOL–Well, it wasn’t a “deployment” (but at the time, for us it was.) My husband left for his 2 week Reserve duty. Literally within HOURS of him leaving our dog died. Not only did I have to figure out what to do with her corpse, in the middle of the night, with 2 sleeping kids in the house, in the middle of the winter but I had to explain it to them the following morning too. Good times.
Christy Lighthouse: Our house was shot through last summer during my husband’s deployment. It went through 2 walls, our desk, and stopped in a plastic office supply box.
Cyndia Rios-Myers: Both of our Jeeps had been vandalized at our old apartment complex while my husband was deployed. The management didn’t care. The folks at Navy Legal said that I had no case. I had to find a new house (with an attached garage) and pack us out of our apartment and hire a moving company in a few week’s time. It was nuts.
Marlena Jones: Had our minivan stolen not once but TWICE during his first deployment. Second deployment our washer started leaking for no reason at all and I locked both sets of keys in the car one hectic looooong morning. On the third one now and nothing…yet.
Natasha Harris: Not my favorite but my dog died because she developed a rare form of cancer a week before he left…the brakes went out in my suburban twice (first time was in the driveway the morning after I picked him up from the airport for R&R,) and the second time I WAS driving. Boy, did the repair shop get an earful!
Jada Wilcken: These are not the worst things that could happen, but my daughter’s hamster died, our trampoline flew out of our yard and into some small trees in the field behind the house, then I sprained my ankle all during the third week of deployment.