This is how I feel today.
The Husband checked in to his school in Florida yesterday. All was right with the world. He was missing some paperwork, but it wasn't anything too major. They got him a barracks room, he got settled and we were excited. No money out of our pockets! School is starting! Things are looking up!
Today? Dear God. Let me get a beer, first.
Okay. So The Husband goes to work today and that's when it all starts. He was supposed to complete some online courses before he got there. Nobody told him that, so obviously, they aren't done. Because they're not done, he will not be dropping in with this class, but the next, delaying him a week. Oh! And guess what? They in fact don't have room for him in the barracks and there are no rooms available at the base hotel. So they're like "Well, good news! You can stay out in town!". Oh yeah. GREAT news. Even better is that he now has to rent a car AND find a room. Each for FIVE WEEKS. Did I mention that he only received about a quarter of his travel pay in an advance before he left? AND that travel pay did not include funds for a rental? It was supposed to pay for a hotel should he need it, but considering how long he will be there and all that jazz, he would still be short about a THOUSAND dollars. Just for the room. I haven't even told you how much the rental costs. And dear Lord, you don't want to know. It's obscene.
So right now, we're waiting to see if they're going to issue him a government travel card or if they're going to pay him cash for it all. Neither are great to me. We don't yet know when we would see the cash if they go that route and if they decide on the GTC, I've heard nothing but horror stories about how they never get paid on time and affect the service member's credit.
Once I get some answers, I think I'll feel better. But for now, I'm going back to my Mike's Hard Black Cherry Lemonade (which is FABULOUS, by the way) and praying (Is that ironic?).