Just like with the first deployment, I find that Pat and I both hit a wall around the 7th month. Last deployment Pat didn't take R & R until after the 7th month point. While I loved having only a few more months left after R & R, by the time I got to R & R it felt like an eternity since I had seen my husband. I get tired around 7 months. Thankfully this time it's only about a month and a half left till I see Pat for a good long while. 7 months without seeing his face or getting a hug from him always seems like too long. Here's hoping the next few weeks go by FAST!