Thanks for the appreciation v6stang. I was in a Active Duty Infantry unit in the US ARMY. The unit I was in is actually very famous in the army community. I was 10th Mountain Division, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 2-22INF Battalion, Bravo Company Bushmasters. I operated 1246 missions with my platoon that was hand picked to be the Quick Reaction Force team for the operational area of FOB WARRIOR in Kirkuk city Iraq. I was over seas for OIF7 and OIF8. At the end of my deployment I was selected to go to the MITT team and train Iraqi Army soldiers and Iraqi Police ESU unit members which are the equivilant to our SWAT teams. All and all I had a good run but my knees and shoulder gave out and I couldnt keep up with my unit very well anymore so I didnt reinlist. Now I play wet nurse to a 12yo girl, a 8yo boy and have a 6yo daughter in NY I only get to see every 2 years. Mr. mom indeed, I feel like Vin Diesel from the movie The Pacifier. I would also like to congradulate you on your military service, it takes a special person to be able to answer the call of a nation in need, the government could never really pay its soldiers enough for the sacrifices we make, this is certainly true of those who make the ultimate sacrifice.
As far as your diff needing to be replaced I have no clue how long it will hold up but I wouldnt drive it till its fixed. Something like that can break at the wrong moment and cause and accident and god forbit get someone killed.