Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Deployment Bull Donkey

Before you go through a deployment you imagine how hard it will be to be away from your husband or significant other. I never thought of the other things that prove to be challenging.

First of all I cannot stand that I need a stupid Power of Attorney to do EVERYTHING. I can't get out daughter enrolled in Tricare without it. That makes me feel like I'm not even her parent. Want to hear something even more lame? My husband got locked out of OUR JOINT bank account online because he got his log in info wrong too many times and I can't even call USAA and get him unlocked. Want to know why? Because we have separate online log in info and since I'm not him I can't have them fix this without the stupid POA. No joke. Probably the dumbest thing I have ever heard of.

Like seriously, what difference does it make? I can tell them his log in username and password so if it was unlocked I would be able to access it anyways. He is deployed and can't do this himself and since this account is OUR JOINT account I should be able to do this. STUPID!!!

BUT since it's necessary I faxed them the POA. Guess what? It takes 2-3 WEEKS to get processed in order for me to be able to do anything.

Now you might be thinking how this isn't a problem since I still have my log in info. Well I thought so too, until I remembered I can't access his USAA credit card info with my log in I need his. And by the time this stupid thing gets processed his monthly payment on the credit card will be past due.


And I NEVER say hate. That is how serious I am right now.

So frustrated.

So anyways, point of this post is that sure, missing your husband makes deployment extremely tough but that's not all. There are so many things that make spouses feel inferior and a ton of things that we aren't even allowed to do without written permission from our husbands. LAME.


  1. I'm newly married to my husband and he is getting ready for his 3rd deployment (our first together).
    I feel for you.I went to the bank the other day WITH my POA and the teller tried to tell me they needed his signature saying they could accept the POA. WHAT? That IS the POA. Amateurs.
    Anyways, looking forward to reading. If you'd like to check out my blog, I'm at Hope things get better!

  2. have a male family member or friend call them and pretend to your husband. just have all the info ready for him to read back to the rep and it should be good.

  3. ugggh that sucks so bad. But I always thought POA was a necessary thing before they deployed? Hopefully you it takes less than 2-3 weeks for ya!

  4. It is a necessary thing. I just never imagined having to use it for every little thing. So annoying.

  5. Geeze, that sounds so frustrating!! :(


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