Thursday, April 10, 2014
Thank you everyone for all the support, thoughts, and Prayers!! It's all so appreciated!
So we have had a day to process what went down with hubby's job yesterday. It was a strange night last night. Hubby took many phone calls from friends and contacts. Some from people that got cut too and others from people wanting to help or that knew of people hiring. And that's great..wonderful..but we need to see something solid. There is a chance he will be recalled to his old job, but nothing firm. There's a shot he'll be picked up my the county here, again nothing firm. Other dept heads in the water district want him...nothing firm though. If any one of those things happen he can "bridge" his time in service, healthy plan, retirement, etc. and lose anything.
He had a few outside people contact him with possible job opportunities. Some project Manger jobs, Supervisor jobs, etc. Again..offers but nothing for sure. So for now we're in a holding pattern. I have done some preemptive things at my job..contacted HR about picking up medical for us (it's 4x as expensive as what we had with his job and we'll have to find a new Dr.), changed my W2 withholding to add a bit into my paycheck. I'm thinking about dropping my ESSP (Employee Share Purchase) deduction (to buy company stock). My company stock in the toddy anyway, so I can add that back into my check too. I should about a $40 per check decrease in my paycheck per pay period. But everything helps right now.
About 2 AM this morning I woke up and just had this calming, peaceful feeling settle over me. Just a feeling that it was all going to be OK. Does that make sense? We'd gone to bed about 9:30 or so, but both of us had trouble falling asleep, Hubby's feet hurt (he's diabetic), so he took a pain pill. He woke up just before I had to leave for work. I felt so bad for him...he was standing at the living room window in his jammies, waving to me. I wanted to cry. I've talked to him a few time today, and he sounds down. He said his tummy was hurting. My poor hubby!
Since everything was so discombobulated yesterday, dinner was a hastily thrown together breakfast affair. Eggs, bacon, and hashbrowns. I has a snack of buttered popcorn early in the afternoon/evening. Everything is logged. And I was under calories and weight was back down a bit this morning.
I did 65 mins in the gym today. Yesterday I missed my workout. I was in a Brown Bag Seminar, I have to attend like 6 for my performance review. Good thing they are virtual. I just sing into our message system and can do it from my desk. Of course all the other stuff was happening at the same time. And there was no way I was doing one at home last night. I just provided support, love, and an ear for hubby all evening.
Well...almost to move on with the day. I'm really glad tomorrow is TGIF. Have a good rest of today everyone!! A bit of humor: