I'm begging each and every one of you to learn from what we are going through here in Japan.
When you move over seas, your spouse is "required" to fill out a NEO (I think it stands for Non-Combatant Evacuation Orders) packet containing all the forms that would be required for you to evacuate the country you are living in should anything happen. I knew NOTHING about this packet until my neighbor mentioned it to me yesterday. When I asked my husband about it he said he'd get the forms for me. When I asked him why he didn't take care of this when we first got here his response was "I didn't feel like dealing with it". Really honey? Thanks, I appreciate that! Had something more serious happened while he was TDY, my butt could have been stuck here because he "didn't feel like dealing with it".
I understand that most of you probably have spouses that would take care of something like that but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE double check...right now!
When we 1st moved here, we never could have imagined that we'd be living through the worst earthquake in Japan's history but we are and I'll admit we were not prepared.
I hope some of you can learn from our mistakes.
PS, WE ARE NOT BEING EVACUATED, THIS IS JUST PRECAUTIONARY!