08 November, 2009

When It Rains, It Pours

Hey everybody! Sorry about not posting for a week. Seriously, it's tough getting into a new schedule when you are so used to something entirely different. But, the job is good so I'm hoping it turns into a long-term thing!

You know how they say, when it rains, it pours? I feel like I live this over and over in my life. Sometimes it's good but mostly it's bad, which I don't understand. I live a pretty decent life and I don't screw people over and I feel like I'm on the good side of Karma. Apparently, I'm not. I was laid off in January, from a job I had given my ALL to for SIX YEARS, and was without a job until last Monday. I got a job, which I am super thankful for, but you want to know what? Karma turned around and smacked me and told me not to get my hopes up.

Husband got laid off Friday.

The rush in me getting a job was so that while we transition to my MIL's house and get everything taken care of, we could make ends meet. My new job is by no means a super great income, and is now the only income we have. I will be making about a third of what he was making, which means our income just shrunk by about 66%. I don't make enough to pay our bills. I don't make enough to pay even half of our bills. My only hope is that we can sell our house quickly, because that's the biggest payment we have.

I totally know that it could be a lot worse and that we could both be without jobs and have no home to live in, but this sucks. I feel so horribly for people that are even worse than we are now because I'm so stressed and freaking out, and I know it could be worse.

Do you know what the worst thing in the world is for someone with OCD? Screwing with their routine [like, hypothetically, a new job or a husand without a job]. If this week hasn't wrecked me for life, I don't know what will.

11 comments:

  1. Well crap! I came over hoping to see how the new job was going! I'm soo sorry!!!I'll keep my toes & fingers crossed that everything gets better super fast! *hugs*

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  2. Oh Kendahl I am so sorry to hear that your husband was laid off. I will be praying for something to open up soon. I just started back working and it is not enough but I know God will provide. Go read my blog, after I read this I feel like it was written just for you.

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  3. Kendahl, I am so sorry. I understand right now, more than you know. Hopefully you can still collect unemployment.

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  4. Oh missy loo I am so sorry to hear that the husband lost his job! That is not good. I hope the best for you two and your leopard

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  5. sooo sorry about your husband's job. that bites.

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  6. I am so sorry to hear this! I have to say that it's a blessing you have a place to go and that you have a house to sell. I hope it sells very quickly!

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  7. Oh girl. That sucks! I am sorry. I know that doesn't pay the bills. I feel like Paul and I never get a break, we get two steps forward, and three back. It blows.

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  8. Kendahl I'm so sorry! I will be thinking of you! It totally sucks, we've been in the looking for a job department for 1 1/2 years now! Good luck!

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  9. I am sooo sorry we can so relate! My hubby was laid off in Feb found a job in a month and then laid off again in June.

    There isn't much out there right now. What is his trade so we can keep our eyes open for you if we see anything. We are constantly job searching all over Utah everyday.

    I hope you can sell your home fast, the market is so scary right now. Our home has been on the market since July 1st and nothing, it forecloses next month unless a miracle happens.I really hope you have better luck, you seem to have a nice neighborhood, i would think it would do okay, but you really never know. Sadly enough thats how I got addicted to giveaways LOL I am trying to help out the Christmas budget (what budget LOL) and win things for gifts etc. Sad but true. Its fun to win stuff for me too though. I am just thankful we have family, or we would definitely be on the streets right now. This economy has got to get better soon!

    Thats good you have a job, even if its not much..every little bit helps for sure. Good luck and try to stay positive, I know its hard. I just have to keep telling myself things happen for a reason and it will all work out...just wish we all knew when. Good Luck with everything and keep us posted on how things are going. *HUGS*

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  10. I know exactly what you are going through. Ty is on his fifth job since last Winter and things are sort of looking up now. We are still struggling but some how when you keep your head up and stay positive it will all work out and you'll look back on this and realize how amazing you are. I hope he finds a job soon.

    Good luck!

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  11. oh sweetie I am so so sorry and hope things go well!!

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