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Monday, December 20, 2010

Getting excited!

My fella got a job!  Sort of!  LOL!

Many of those of you who've been following my blog know that my fella has been out of work since last December.  It has been really tough, as you can imagine.  I have a very good job and my pay covers all of our bills, but without the fella's contribution we haven't had money for extras like, oh you know, health insurance and money to replace the long list of things that have broken down in the last year like the second car, the vacuum cleaner, the microwave, the hot tub, my daughter's DVD player, etc.  There was no money for vacation.  I had to buy my daughter's winter coat at the Goodwill.  You get the idea.  It hasn't been fun.

So I am very happy to report that he found a part-time job on a trial basis.  So if everything works out, he'll be working 20-30 hours a week after he trains for one day this week and one day next.  The job pays once a month so we won't have any money until February (except a very small check around 1/1). 

So yeah!  I am a little hesitant to get too excited.  There are lots of things that could still go wrong and since it is a trial basis they might not like him after the first couple of days, but if everything works out, things will be getting better very soon! 

20 comments:

Rachel said...

I feel your joy in this post. Right in time for Xmas. I'm happy for you Amanda. You are very supportive in blogworld...so I have no doubts that this same generosity of spirit and supportiveness extends to your hubby/family. He is blessed...what can I say.

Stephanie M. said...

It's wonderful to hear some good news. Congratulations!

MandaPanda said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that it works out! I know how stressed you've been about the financial situation. What a great Christmas gift!

Justawallflower said...

That is so wonderful! Merry Christmas to you guys! I really hope it works out for him and you guys can find some comfort in your finances!

Shrinking Mommy said...

that's great. every little bit helps!

Alison said...

So pleased for you!

tessierose said...

Great news!

Something About Kellie said...

Excellent news!

Lonicera said...

Nice Christmas present. Have a good one Amanda.
Caroline

Heather said...

WOO HOO! That is awesome news. I know you have been waiting a long time! Don't feel bad, my winter coat came from the Goodwill too!

Silverhairedgoddess said...

Wonderful - hope it turns out to be a full time job in time and he makes lots of money to help with all the repairs.

Jacquie said...

Hey, its a start! I am so happy for you all!

Cindylew said...

Great news...praying for ya'll.

Drazil said...

Good luck - hope it works out!

Bander Tiff said...

Great news! Hope its a good fit for him!
http://www.dontworryband.blogspot.com/

~Lisa~ (Mrs C) said...

Great news!! I shall keep you both in my prayers! What a nice Christmas present!!

Janelle said...

Very awesome! My hubby gets laid off every winter so it kinda puts a damper on all our holidays... but it's life, right? He used to have an awesome job until the economy went to shit and now he has to take what he can get...

LDswims said...

That is exciting!!! I hope it works out - I'm praying that it will!!!

Ronnie said...

I hope everything works out - I can't even imagine supporting kid(s) and another adult. (Hopefully you guys have been getting some kind of assistance!)

Sarah G said...

Yay! Hope it all works out!