I think anyone with any affiliation to any branch of the military is probably familiar with this phrase. It's so relevant to the way everything happens in military life, and redeployment is apparently no different.
I am currently in that high-anxiety, just-ready-for-it-all-to-be-over-with stage. Ever since the last FRG meeting last week (was it really only a week ago?), I have felt it. The sense of urgency. We all need to be ready for the phone calls that are bound to be coming...but nobody knows when it could happen. Sometime in the next 2-4ish weeks, so be ready. Make sure they know how to contact you every minute of every day until then. Be ready. And just keep waiting until your readiness is really needed.
It's definitely the most frustrating part of this entire journey. I should be loving it, because I get to talk to the hubs a little bit more than I have in the past few months, but it's tough because both of us are avoiding the question that nobody has the answer to- WHEN?
On the plus side, my house is pretty much always clean, since I want it to be ready.