Monday, May 12, 2008

Well, I'm feeling much better about things.  My husband lost his job through a "reduction in IT staff".  He did get some severance pay and we had been saving everything he could for the last six months trying to save enough to get out of debt.  It's hard to see him put his heart and soul into a company have it end. 

He's had some job interviews, but nothing promising yet.  He turned down a few job offers just before he found out about all of this.  I guess that's an irony.  He probably would have accepted one of them if he had known he would be out of a job.  We've had a lot of friends and former co-workers send him info about jobs.  We feel very blessed!  It's a little stressful because we need the health insurance because of my MS but I know we will get through it.  I guess we'll have to pay COBRA for a while and see what to do after that.  US healthcare is a real problem.  He really wants to start his own business but there's no way for me to get health insurance if we do that.  Anyway, that' my two cents.  Stepping back, change can be a good thing.  Thanks to everyone who has offered kind words over this.  It helps a lot.

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Audra's Little Scraps said...

Wow Andrea- You have so much on your plate right now but still sound so cheerful- and still give us all such aswome freebies! Thanks so much and best wishes to you and your family right now!

Stephanie (schock77) said...

Andrea- I'm so sorry to hear about all of this! We'll be praying for you and remember these trials usually lead to good things- so we'll keep our fingers crossed your hubby finds something even better. :)

Caroline said...

It never rains, it pours! So sorry to hear about all the things going on in your life at the moment. Thank you so much for still thinking of us with your freebies though, I really appreciate it. I hope your DH finds something soon, I'm sure that it is just around the corner. Hugs!

marilyn said...

thanks for sharing Andrea... hope your dh gets a job soon that meets your needs.

Erin said...

Aw, Andrea, I'm so sorry! When I was in high school, my dad lost his job with the company he had been at for 25 years. He was overqualified for most of the positions he interviewed for, but finally found something that really suited him. He's doing better than ever! I hope the job hunt is short and successful! Hang in there with that great attitude of yours.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that! I hope he finds a job soon, and thanks for the template!

Lee Anne said...

Wow Andrea I am so sorry you are going through all of this. Will be praying for your husband and family.

I don't know what state you are in but I have a friend in CO that is self employed and has a brain tumor and he gets insurance through the state. You may look into it. I know he has done it for some time now. Good luck to you guys!

kate said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's job. Thanx for another great template.

Bethany said...

Thanks for the template!!
And sorry about your husbands job, we have been there and it's tough but you are never alone! What kind of IT does he do? My Hubby is a Network IT manager, and we have another friend in programming. Let me know if we can help, we learned after 2 layoffs in a year that getting word out everywhere helps alot!

Chandra said...

You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if you need anything! We love you guys!

Suzette said...

I'm sorry about your husband's job. I'll be sending good thoughts your way.

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My Little Ironies

  • I just had to tell my daughter that there was little probability that she could do eighty chores in two hours and 10 minutes to earn a giant lot of pet shops on Ebay that she wants to earn before the auction closes. That's at two chores per dollar. :)
  • We are helping my father sell an old vehicle and what do we find in the glove unused 12 guage shotgun shell...that's my Dad!!
  • How does a three year old end up at church with no underwear on, especially when you dressed him and you know he had underwear on at one point during the morning?
  • The root of all toilet clogging evil is apparently a ball point pen and it's nearly impossible to dislodge one of those from the inside of a toilet.
  • You know you have to do some serious laundry when you actually consider wearing your 11 year old daughter's Hannah Montana shirt.
  • My 6 year old daughter got a comb stuck in her hair and we had to cut the comb into little bits to get it out of her hair.
  • My kids keep breaking the toilet seats! I guess I need a bulk package of those too!
  • Chocolate chips are not a food group.
  • My toilet seat says "Hailee" on it!
  • If there's work to be done, all of the kids need to use the bathroom or get a drink.
  • All two-year-olds think the baby swing is for them!
  • When you have 6 kids, carpet is your enemy!
  • You know you have a large family when your grocery receipt is 4 feet long.
  • The toilet is clogged and my husband found a plastic easter egg in the pipe.
  • My daughter just asked me if she can put chocolate sprinkles on here melted cheese sandwich (really???)
  • I burned up another hard drive on my PC! Can I buy a bulk package of those too?
  • Well actually, my sand pile is full of socks and silverware!
  • My sand pile is full of socks!
  • The key to my treadmill is missing again...can I just purchase a bulk package of them???
  • I fixed my daughter's glasses with JB Weld!
  • I have a pile of sand on my leather couch.
  • My daughter lost her glasses in the snow on the way home from school in January. Someone found them in March and turned them into the school office! Amazingly enough, the school remembered we lost them in January. Wow!
  • Just when I think he knows better, my 10 year old son plugs the bathroom sink and the emergency drain in the sink basin to soak his grow creature, turns on the water, and forgets about it until we notice water flooding out from under the bathroom door! And yes, he locked the door so no one would bother the grow creature!!
  • It's time for another worn out pair of the hubby's pants to disappear! Aren't kids suppose to be the only ones who are attached to clothing?
  • My 4 year old says she needs "peace and quite"!!!!!
  • My Husband says there's a perfectly good reason for the leatherman being in my dish drainer.
  • I have a leatherman (fancy pocket knife) in my dish drainer. I don't know why.
  • My kids are storing a tumble weed in my garage for the winter!
  • My 10 year old son informed me that people have only discovered about half of the world's caves (thank you BBC and planet earth!)
  • My baby's car seat is full of finely crushed graham crackers (?? Little babies don't eat graham crackers)!
  • My husband's shoes are filled with Mr. Potato Head parts!
  • My two year old thinks the new baby swing is for him! He can even climb in by himself and work all the controls. Boy, does he have a rude awakening coming!!
  • I have a giant mud hole in my back yard.
  • My vacuum is fully of plastic easter grass.
  • My kids are too full to finish their dinner, but they have plenty of room left for cake!
  • I have a giant laundry basket full of socks, and we can't find a single match!
  • Miscellaneous items found while cleaning out my kids' toy box include a flashlight, rocks (no suprise), a sea shell (we don't live by the sea), a drill bit, a stapler, and some tree bark!
  • My daughter's medical bills added up to about $18,000, but we got a free sippy cup and a ball signed by the Utah JAZZ Dancers!
  • I put safety locks on the tops of my outside doors to keep my three year old from escaping and she figured out how to open them with a broom in approximately five minutes.
  • I bought the EXPENSIVE vacuum this time only to find that my 3-year-old took it apart with a screwdriver!
  • I haven't showered for 3 days, but my house is clean!
  • I have 38 winter gloves of various sizes in my coat closet and none of them match.
  • We're out of peanut butter because my husband used the rest to catch a mouse in our garage!
  • Yes, my son won 1st place in the science fair at school, but he didn't turn in half of his assignments this term?
  • No matter how many toys my toddler got for Christmas, I still find him in the middle of my kitchen floor sitting in my crock pot!


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