Whatever plans you make, always be prepared to change them. Orders change, your Mid has Watch when you visit, your Mid is restricted to the Yard, your Mid decides to go somewhere else when you are expecting them to come home during leave, the list never ends.. There are a lot of things that are beyond your Mid’s and your control. Semper Gumby means to be Always Flexible. Have Plans C, D and E handy.
Purchase refundable tickets
Stay at hotels that allow cancellations up to 24 hours before arrival
Read the fine print when signing leases and agreements
Making plans that can’t be changed.
Putting down non-refundable deposits.