Friday, July 17, 2009

Been kinda stressed lately

This has been a very stressful couple of weeks. See DH came in a couple of weeks ago and announced that his division of the company he worked for has been bought out. Ok, stress level went way off the chart. I am currently being a SAHM and loving it but we can not be without any income. I asked what now? DH says that there are a few places that have said they wanted to interview employees from his company. Then the waiting started. They old company was just using them for a week to help clean everything out. He was interviewed by a couple of companies.

While we were waiting to see what was going to happen, I was stressing about what was going to happen. I was already figuring out what we could cut out to save money. DH said I was thinking negatively. I saw it as trying to plan for the worse and hope for the best.

I did not like how the old company handled everything. I however have worked in State Government where it is hard to get rid of anyone. They just came in one day and said they would be out of a job within a week.

DH was very confident that he would have another job. I was thinking about the high unemployment rate, the recession and I also did not know anything about the other companies that he was interviewing for. Then we found out that the company that bought out his old company was going to take 3 of the 7 people who worked for the old company.

After a lot of stress and prayers, DH was offered the job with the new company. He started this week. He however now has to work nights which is a change for us. Golfergirl did not like the change very much but she does not understand the job market. She just wants her Daddy. That has been some adjustment but after a week of the new job we have settled in.

I am thankful that he got a job. I am sorry for the 4 employees that did not get a job. They got a severance package of two weeks pay. In today's hard times we are thankful that I can still be a SAHM mom and DH has a good job. Even if his schedule is a lot different. We will adjust.

As long as we are together as a family we will be just fine.


  1. I can totally understand how you been feeling with stress. The last couple weeks have been stressful. I thought this week was going good but not today. Sighh. I am so glad to hear that your hubby got a job. Times are pretty scary with the way the economy is!

  2. Just letting you know that I am following you through network blogs (MBC)Have a fantastic rest of the weekend.

  3. Sounds like your husband is your rock, like mine is for me.

    Every day I think about the many adjustments I've made as a SAHM since the economy changed. Though the road to correction isn't on the horizon and I have no idea what tomorrow brings, I do remember to be thankful for our blessings.


  4. Hi following from MBC! My DH lost his job in April and we are hopeful he will start something soon. Thank God he had been with the company for 12 years and got a great severance package! Still, there will be changes with a new job and probably a lot more travel. We all will do what we can so that I can be home with the kids like you.