Well, for the 4th time since we've been married, Music Man was laid off again last Friday. I can't really talk much about it as I cry at the drop of a hat right now. The company is supposedly struggling so badly that they couldn't even offer him any severance. Now, we go about the task of trying to keep a roof over our heads and food in our stomachs and health insurance for our children and praying against all odds for him to find a new job soon.
Right now, we're battling to get some letter from his employer that states he was laid off, not fired or whatever. They just let him and 5 other guys go with their last paycheck and a thanks, there's the door. Since the place was taking such a toll on his health and mental state, I'm not at all sorry that he doesn't have to go there any more. But, we're in the precarious state of having too many bills for the amount of very limited money my job provides along with the laughable unemployment he receives. So very tired of being in this place every 2 years when the economy shifts and he's left out in the cold.
That being said, he's looking into options for retraining, education and whatnot to try to better our situation. I'm very happy that he's looking into nursing as a career. It would suit his personality so well. He loves working with people, he's caring and kind and I really think it would suit him....plus, it's a fairly recession proof career, isn't it? No matter where you go, there will always be a need for a nurse. Right now, it's just trying to figure out how to make it all work financially.
The condo is sucking us dry and the rent we have to pay here is also very draining. That condo is the bane of our existence at this point. We just want to sell it and get out from under it, but right now, that's so tough to do. It's been a long, long year trying to decide what to do with it, and renting it has so many terrible tax repercussions when you rent along with owning a home you don't live in. No deductions for rent, and the mortgage deductions for investment property aren't quite what they are when it's your home (not sure why!!), so it's a tough one for us right now. Just want it gone so we can get on with things, and concentrate on the future. That condo is definitely the past for us.
So, all that being said, please put us in your prayers and thoughts as we continue on our way to dangling by the skin of our teeth...again. I'm very saddened right now. Trying so hard to summon the faith to believe it will all be okay, we always make it work somehow.
Needing some loving prayers for our family, ~Peacemom