Once upon a time I was a competent women. I owned my own house and car I had a job I did things to keep my life in order by myself. Now, fourteen years and two kids later, I live on a farm and apparently cannot do anything right! DH left last night and he'll be gone for a week. I know many military wives handle much worse and for much longer - but this is the longest we've been separated since we got married. First the TV stopped working. Why? Who knows? Yesterday morning the TV worked - he leaves the TV does not work. Then this morning - I open up the boy's temporary coop and they are all gone. GONE. ALL 12! The coop looked so untouched I did not suspect a thing. I kept staring into it thinking I was somehow just not seeing them. Why now? We knew the coop was not the most secure, but the boys have been in there for 3 weeks! And the very first night he is gone they ALL get taken? They were going to be food chickens anyway, but I feel so horribly guilty and incompetent. The coop looks fine! I found one little clump of feathers a few feet away and nothing more. Raccoon? Who knows? But why on my first night?!?!?!?! I swear I did everything we always do! Most nights I put them to bed by myself anyway!