Its been a long while since I was in here last... My apologies..
So I'll start again..
Hi, my name is Jaki. My DH, Les is FIFO, 4/1 roster, up in Karratha & has been doing it coming up 5 years. We have a DS9 & twin DD 7. We live over in NSW.
4/1 sux. Always has. He was doing 6/1 for a bit there which was worse. So I am grateful for 4/1 now. LOL The Ferals know no different. Our DS 'sort of' remembers him being here before he started FIFO but the girls don't know any different at all.
I have a great support system around me. My family are non exsistent. (Long story) but we are fortunate enough to have some wonderful friends that have become our family. They have gone beyond normal 'friend' boundaries at times & stepped up to be here for me. I am lucky. But nights are still very lonely, our kids are a bit 'spirited' to say the least
& exhaust me regularly with Dr appts, pysch appts, meltdowns... But we muddle through & at the end of the day, we are doing ok. Maree...
I don't know if I could do it with a newborn baby though.. Take my hat off to you Lovie. How do you feel about it all? 2/1 is a good roster though. How old are the rest of your children?