So I've been a housewife for the last 6 years while my husband did his Army thing. As soon as I found out he was being medically discharged that first thing I did was start job hunting back here in Cincinnati since we would be returning. Actually got an interview lined up for 3 days after the move. Went in, got hired, started that first week. I didn't even think about him needing a transitional time period, or how he would cope, or anything. My career had been put on hold while we tramped around the US and Europe for all those years. So for 3 months, I worked full time, and started to realize an issue. He needed me home. His anxiety and PTSD and everything else was getting the best of him. It got so bad, my boss and boss's boss talked to me about it, and asked if I wanted part time if it became available, or if I wanted to give notice. They gave me a week to think it over. I decided on leaving, and they finally found my replacement. So today was my last day. Now, it's already been established in the last 6 years that I suck at being a stay at home wife. We don't have children, and with how fast I work, it would take a hole lot of animals to keep me busy all day. So, I started thinking at what I'm good at. One of those things is cleaning. But not like... regular dusting. Deep down, total scrub cleaning. Like we did when we cleared military housing. Passing the white glove test in an empty house. Perfectly sanitized for the next people to move in. So before going out and getting a business add, I posted a goofy add in the Services area of CL. Turns out, with all the empty housing, there's a market for this. I have my first gig Tuesday. It's for a Realtor who is also going to let me have a display at the open house with before and after photos and my business card. Pretty nifty huh? But if this leads to an actual business, my husband can come along and help out, I can schedule my own days, we have more time together so he's not lonely, and it works out for all. My OCD gets an outlet too which will keep me from going crazy sitting at home. I won't have to miss any more of his doctor appointments either, so I can stay in the loop better. His short term memory is jacked. I knew I was wrong to think that becoming civilians again would remove transitions. What was I thinking. And it all became finalized on Veteran's Day. How appropriate.