Last week on Tuesday, February 8th, I was sitting at my desk when I heard the front door open. Steve wasn’t supposed to be home from work for hours so my jaw was dropped before I even heard the news.
“I was sent home. I think I just lost my job.”
To say we were shocked is an understatement. There wasn’t even the slightest bit of a clue that this was going to happen.
So here we are… I work part-time and we have savings… Steve’s searching for a new job. We’ll be okay for awhile and we’re adjusting as best we can, but it’s certainly a change–even in just the last week–to watch every dollar and every bill and every expense just to be safe. With the job loss, we also lost our health insurance. We’re shopping around for private health insurance because that’s a must–and we’ll have that soon, thankfully.
But on a much more positive note?
~Steve is home a lot more (as in… every day) to spend time with Ryan. We no longer need a babysitter when I go to work.
~Steve is home a lot more to spend time with me!
~This has been a kick in the butt to finally get moving with some plans we’ve had for awhile
~I have a housekeeper, nanny and business manager! Haha… really, though. He told me not to lift a finger in this house while he’s out of work and has been amazing with dishes, laundry, cleaning…. and amazing with Ryan–letting me sleep in once in awhile, changing the diapers… oh, he also has me on a blogging schedule and has been doing a lot of research on social media/PR/SEO, etc. I couldn’t have hired a better helper!
I love love love having him home. I love getting out of the house and working part time and having Steve at home. If only it could stay this way forever.
But we all know money runs the world and it’d be best for us if Steve found another job asap. Wish us luck! And if you work at a civil/environmental engineering company and want an awesome dude to join your team, you know where to find him 😉