Something you learn pretty quickly as a military spouse, is that the second your husband leaves town, something inconvenient is bound to happen! Case in point, my husband had to go on a short trip and what happens...the car dies and the air conditioner stops working!
Keep in mind, both of these things happened within a two day period of time and of course there is no way to get in contact with my husband because he's flying. Believe it or not, the Air Force has actually held spouse meetings in which they warned us of these things. They said, be prepared for any and every scenario in which, normally, it would take both you and your spouse to deal with the issue. Boy, were they right!
So to all of my fellow military spouses, I wish you the best of luck in dealing with the inconveniences which will definitely happen at the most inopportune times. :) Keep smiling and tell your husband/wife they better bring you something good from wherever it is they went!