... you didn't hear me screaming: Joshua has been approved for an early separation from the military. We can finally start our civilian lives together without scheduling in duty days, underways, deployments, sea trials, fast cruise, etc. We can now be full time students, with regular jobs that don't require holidays, weekends, mandatory overtime and unsanitary and unsafe working conditions. We can safely celebrate our anniversary, our birthdays and seemingly trite holidays (ie Valentine's Day) with the full peace of mind that he will actually be home to celebrate them.
After 2101 days of painful servitude, Joshua will turn in his radiation detector and say "so long" to the wretched USS Homewrecker!!