Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Nuts and Bolts and Seuss

"I said, and said, and said those words. I said them. But I lied them."
  What Was I Scared of? By Dr. Seuss

Yeah, yeah, yeah. So I promised a job update and some pictures of our new place.

Don't you know better than to ask that?

Well, let us just say that I have put it off for so long that the job portion feels anticlimactic now, but I said it and so it must be done.

How do you feel about bullet points? I think that I am rather fond.

  • Thing One (also known as my job): When starting from square one last July there were a lot more questions than there were answers (which is still the case, yes) but what I knew for sure was that: 1. I am finite and can't do everything, 2. I still have five children at home who need time and attention, 3. Childcare for my brood would consume my wages lickety-tickety-split, therefor, I needed to find employment with somewhat non-traditional hours.

I had no idea exactly what this would look like, but as I put my applications out there to things that I knew might not fit this criteria (cause that is just what you have to do), I prayed that God would open the door to something that would work, or that He would give Steve a job that would meet our needs and make it clear to us that I needed to be one-hundred-percent home.

I believe that God honored that prayer, because just as I was getting ready to place a resume with the school district, my former supervisor phoned and asked me if I would be interested in working (my old shift!) for him at his new company. It did not come to pass for a few months and I still had to do the foot-work for the unemployment office, but in April I was back to doing what I loved with a team of people that I adore.

  • Thing Two (also known as a job for my husband): In May Steve landed a job with Lowe's as a seasonal cashier; not a long term solution, but heck-heidi-hay, it was a job. 
He was told that he he would have hours until August 1st (um...that would be today!) but he is still on the calendar for the next couple of weeks. We know no more than that. This has honestly been the most frightening part of everything. His taking the job was good but, ironically, it also has set us into a bit if a financial free-fall since it meant that we were without income for a couple of weeks during the transition process. Unfortunately, it does not take much to make us wobble anymore.

And there you have it. That is our up-to-date-update.

Can I just tell you that we would LOVE your prayers for whatever is next? Yes, we would.

Also, give me another day or so to pick up my play things (moving things?) and I'll show you another good trick that I know.


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