As the thread title states, my DH is finally home from his stint in Samoa. He arrived home Tuesday last week, late in the evening so the boys didn't see him til they got up in the morning. Things for Carl went well. He had his debrief with a Navy psychiatrist and there are no issues to be concerned about. Apart from his one upsetting day with the Type 1 lady, he had a good trip. Bought back a lovely sarong for me and a beautiful carved wooden bowl for our sideboard. The boys got the obligatory tshirts! It is Tylers 14th birthday today, so he is pleased to have his dad home. But it is only for the next 2 weeks then Carl is posted to his new base while the boys and I stay here until after xmas to allow Sam to sit his exams. We may see Carl before xmas and we may not. The base is about 7 hours drive away. To each and everyone of you who sent good wishes in the last month or so, THANKYOU! They were very much appreciated by both Carl and myself.