I’ll play along! my husband is in the army reserves and has someone managed to avoid being deployed lo these 3 1/2 years. only 2 1/2 to go (insert superstitious practice here). with 6-18 month deployments, it’s a wonder *any* family survives having a parent gone for so long, let alone those who are short an income while mommy or daddy is away! we’re proud of you, too, brother-in-law and sister!