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Finally got paid

November 6th, 2019 at 04:23 am

DH is finally home! The really annoying thing is that the bureacracy and paperwork around it was completely screwed up. Long story short, DH stopped getting paid mid-September (even though his deployment ended Oct. 31). After a month and a half of struggle, he finally got a paycheck on Nov. 1, but there's still things missing. The good part of all that is that we didn't need the money immediately, and it'll actually come in handy now that DH is home and will be out of work for 3 months. I feel lucky that we've gotten to a point where we were able to get by without the money coming in (they actually offered to give DH a loan that he could then pay back when he got paid?!?!?).

There are other financial updates including a frivolous, (slightly) unnecessary one, but that's for another day. In the meantime, I'll keep on keeping on.

On a personal note, DH and DS were best buds within minutes of being reunited, and we feel very lucky that DH doesn't have to return to work immediately and can continue to bond with his son for the next few months. (Bonus: no childcare expenses until the new year!)

5 Responses to “Finally got paid”

  1. pjmama Says:

    Well given I've been away for a while, just want to say CONGRATS! On all of the things - your little one, DH's arrival home, and being able to weather some not so optimal military pay nonsense. It speaks to how prepared you have made yourself! Also, I'm sure DH and DS bonding straight from the get-go was such a delight and relief. Sounds like a great time in your life right now Smile So happy for you!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Whooppee! That's good news!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Way to go! That's terrific!

  4. Amber Says:

    I’m so glad he received a check, and sorry you have to go through this.

  5. ironicone Says:

    We experienced something similar while my husband was deployed (4 mths without pay in 2003). We tried working through all the channels after the first month. What ended up working was writing a email to our state congressman and governor. We were paid in less than 48 hours. I hated to go to that extreme but we had a newborn, I was just coming of maternity leave and I couldn't pay the rent. Just a thought..

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