Maybe its because things just seem worse when he's gone, or maybe it really is Murphy out to get me, but as soon as he's TDY something always breaks, or some emergency crops up or whatever.
The worst part is that I then have to make decisions. I am normally a pretty go-to type of person. I don't mind making decisions.
But I also like talking those decisions over before I make them. With, you know, the person who 1) usually lives here and thus has a pretty good read on the situation; 2) is not prone to hysterics and 3) will be most impacted by any property damage/costs incurred/etc by whatever decision I make.
Unfortunately, I'm in the driver's seat with no one to bounce things off of.
If he doesn't like how things turn out, he can complain to the Air Force.