I want to give more details but I respect my husband's wishes to not yet give too much info.... just yet... and because I'm a little bit on the paranoid side, I'm going to give a nice spoonful of something new that just happened today..without too many details yet I can say this.....
RICK GOT A JOB TODAY.. A BRAND NEW JOB THAT IS AWESOME AND EVERYTHING.
You read that right.
Can you believe it? I'm still in shock and probably way too giddy than a normal person would be.
I can't wait to give more details... I can say this though... THANK GOD for thoughtful friends who are looking out for you. THANK GOD for the fact that Rick is so flexible and is highly motivated to find a new job. And THANK GOD that we now can move forward.
It's in a bit of a different career path but it's something he will learn and probably, knowing that he loves learning, will be easy for him to do.
We can focus on getting our asses in school, getting degrees, you know those sorts of goals? Goals that we've had unfinished for too many years.
It's a big pay cut but in the long run it will pay off. It's an apprentice level position so it's expected. The job itself could also turn into a career.
It will give me time to find something part time (or full time if it's overnight.. something that I could work into our schedules). I can't even begin on how difficult it's been to find any full time listings..for anything. So, re-focusing my attention on making sure the kids get to school 4 out of the 5 days a week and searching for a part time position will work. Between me finding something with at least 15 to 20 hours a week, probably for the evenings and weekends, we should be in good shape before the year ends. More like, by October.
The pay cut still ends up being more than what we would collect for unemployment so that's definitely a huge something.
I am so happy. We're so happy. We're both really thankful and I know I keep saying that over and over and over again..but we can't say it enough. I should probably start learning that phrase "we are thankful" in more various languages to spice it up a little.
Things are going to be rough.. really rough.. for another month but very soon it will all be well.