we are only a few months into our fifo life (he started in july) but my thoughts are maybe only up to an hour from the airport?? DH flight out is at 05:30 so you don't really want to be up and driving 2 hrs at 3 in the morning
but than maybe it doesn't bother you ??
his flights into perth are at 19:30 so that could mean getting home at 22:30, with young ones it could get hard ??
ironbutterfly, we seem to managing well so far, as i said the children are homeschooled so we do a "4 week term" and 1 week "holiday" rather than 8-10 weeks and 2 weeks like mainstream school. this way when daddy is home he can spend all day with them rather than after schoo.l
before he started fifo, we never saw him at all as he would leave at 5am come home at 6pm see the children at their worst (witching hour) and go out in the shed with our business on the side. plus we occasionally get to skype when the reception is good at his end
oh and thanks for the links will check them out now.
seeing as how he is home ATM i'd better spend some time with him
hope your xmas is merry
Bernadette and crew