Sunday, April 15, 2012

Shall we have a bit more catch up???

So, ladies, there have been a few changes in the past few months.  I'm not one of those who can blog through thick and thin, unfortunately, so when it gets bad, I shut down.  It's pretty good now so I'll let you in on what's been happenin'!

My hubbie was laid off from his job at the hospital the first week of November last year.  To say it was a shock is an understatment.  It always sits in a little place at the back of your mind, y'know?  You just never expect it to happen.  We brought his resume up-to-date and started applying for jobs up and down the Rockies... through Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming.  I found most of the jobs and he applied for whatever I found.  He had interviews in Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming but no takers.  After a couple of months we started applying anywhere we could find a position that matched his experience... Oregon, Texas and even as far east as South Carolina.  Finally, finally, he found a position at a hospital in Thornton, Colorado... what a great day that was!  It meant I had to leave a very good position but since he makes more money than me, the choice was a no-brainer.  ;0)  Besides, we were going back to Colorado... near the kids and grandkids... another no-brainer.

And now... now we are back living about 5 blocks from where we used to live in Longmont.  We are sharing a house with our middle son (and his 2 kids on the weekends) to keep expenses covered since I don't have a job yet.  A fairly modern arrangement, I guess, in this day and age.  I'm putting out lots of resumes for the senior admin assistant positions, but no takers so far.  Hopefully something shows up in the next month or so... I really don't want to have to dip into our retirement account... sigh.  Wish I could retire, but I've a few years to go yet. 

So, that's where we are now... I'm finally stitching again... slowly picking up the threads of my creative life, so to speak.  I'll bring you up to speed on that in the next post.

It's good to be back.  ;0)


Lauri said...

Welcome to Colorado!!! Good Luck on the job front too

Debra Spincic said...

One step at a time, eh? Good that your husband is now employed. I know that was a tough one.

Susan Elliott said...

I am SO impressed! you didn't let it kick you and took the bull by the horns!! You'll find a job...and I think it's really cool that you're living with your son for a while...even though I'm sure it has its challenges, you all will gain more than you think when it's all done. My grandmother lived with me for five years in my bedroom when I was in middle school and high school. She taught me SO much...though I didn't realize it at the time. She also had a lot more bodily noises than I had ever heard of...but I'm sure that's not you ;)

Good luck with the job hunt Marty! If you need a reference, let me know ;)

cq4fun said...

Wow, Marty, what a life change! I'm so glad things are on the up swing, though, and hope to see more of you online now. Here's hoping that job comes up soon, too.

Allison Aller said...

So glad your husband found a job that puts you back with your family in familiar territory! This sure feels "meant to be"...and your job will appear in just the right way too.
Thanks for the glad you are resettled and stitching again too.
Love you,

Susan Elliott said...

Where are you??????