Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .

So I know that line is from a book, but honestly I can't tell you what book it is from! Terrible, I am sure! And even worse, I am pretty sure I have never even read that book!

But anyways, to the point. The bad news is that my hubby lost his job today. Yep. Laid off. Let go. Fired. Whatever you want to call it, it happened. After yesterday we were pretty sure it was going to happen - all the employees (about 10 in the office) had their hours cut from 40 to 32/week. Someone was laid off. A comment by one boss that he needed to talk to Rick and Rick's immediate boss was made. So last nite we put 2 and 2 together and figured that today would be the day for him. Of course we hoped not, but we tried to prepare ourselves for the worst. And it happened. Oh, and his severance pay? They let him keep a laptop. How nice of them.

But we are being optimistic. And hopeful. And thankful that I have my fun little job - for 5 more weeks. Hmmm . . . don't think I've even mentioned on here that I am working right now!

February 2nd, I started working FT, Monday - Friday, 9-5, as an administrative assistant (sounds much fancier than secretary!) for a gal in our ward that has her own tax business. I was so stressed about it at first and worried about the kids and everything, and just kept telling myself, "It's only for 10 weeks. It's only for 10 weeks" - but it has been a lot of fun -and I am learning things I never knew about taxes! And after the first week or so the kids adjusted to having a babysitter everyday (a mom of 2 that I used to babysit for) and it is really working out well! Of course, the evenings are hectic and a bit stressful, trying to cram so much in in only a couple of hours, but we are making it work and Rick has learned that he has to help out more, which is awesome! I love it when he willingly, without me saying anything, goes and does the dishes! Wow! Now is that sexy or what?!

And now, more than ever, I am thankful for this little job that I have, and sad too, that my 10 weeks is already halfway over.

6 comments:

Rachel H. said...

I am so sorry! What a rough time. I am glad you have your little job to keep you busy and get some income. That will be nice. Will be praying for something to come available for him.

Does this mean he gets to be the built in babysitter now??

Christy said...

oh noooo, i am so sorry you guys! it seems like every time i talk to someone i hear about someone else getting laid off. so rotten!! that is very good you have that job, and i'm sure rick will find something new soon! best of luck, we'll be praying for y'all.

Celeste said...

I am so sorry Lisa. Best of luck to you guys.

moultriefam said...

We were so sad to hear this, we hope that Rick can find a new job soon. It sounds like Heavenly Father was really looking out for you guys by giving you the opportunity for a job, even for just a short time. We'll keep you guys in our prayers, Let us know if there is anything else we can do

Kristina said...

So sorry Cousin!!! You can join us in looking for new employment. I wish you the best of luck. Love you guys!!

Misty said...

I'm so sorry Lisa. Nothing is worse than worrying about money and employment. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I know Rick will find something new soon.