Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Man, September was a doozy. I'd like to say thank goodness it's over, but I fear October may be even doozier. It all started with the loss of my job. Yeah, big blow there. After my breakdown and constant life-plan changing (and some big prayers thrown in there) we decided we were going to do all we could so that I can stay at home with Madeline. My previous job allowed me to bring her with me to work. Unfortunately I worked in the construction biz and we all know the economy has sent a bazooka shot at the construction market. I do have my transcription work that I do from home, but at the moment it's bringing in a whoppin' $300 a month. I'm still learning and pretty slow, and we get paid by the page, and since I'm a newbie they only give me the minimum amount of tapes. I'm not gonna complain though because it keeps me busy enough. My day consists of entertaining and feeding Maddie and the few naps that she takes I'm trying to get transcription done. I then have to stay up late and get up in the morning before she wakes to do more.
So back to my pity party, with Casey already working full time and going to school, working a part-time job is not much of an option (even though he keeps looking for something to fit his schedule). So we decided that we're going to try and rent out our townhome and move in with the 'rents ('rents=parents, I learned it from YM- remember that magazine??). So we've GOT to find someone to move in before the next month hits or you just may see me turn into a crazy lady. I'll start lugging Maddie around town from trash bin to trash bin collecting tin cans- Crazy Bag Lady Jessie.

5 comments:

LauriAnn said...

Hey, I am really sorry. That sucks, but everything usually works out so I am sure that things will work out for you guys. Maybe you could get Maddie into baby modeling she is cute, and isn't it about time should pulled her own weight? We lived with my parents for a year, which sounds like a downer, but I LOVED IT. I would live there forever if I could. Automatic friends, babysitters, not as many bills. I just don't think I can talk Joe into it. But he actually liked it a lot too. We are pathetic, but it is hard not to love the easy life, right? Good luck with stuff, other wise consider being homeless in Seattle. They just set up like a billion pink tents for the homeless here. That can't be too bad...for the coming winter...and rain...better stay in AZ!

meghannamarie said...

WOW I can't believe that you lost your job well I can at the same time. The economy is really bad right now! Things will work out ok though and Maddie is lucky to have you home right now! This is the greatest time too. Enjoy it while it lasts! Good luck living with the "rents" I am sure things will be great!

Desiree and Lars said...

Jes, you are amazing! The best thing I can find when it comes to the bad times is how much your marriage grows because you have to pull together and work through it together. Can I suggest that you post housing cards at all the institute buildings around the area, post it on craigslist, and post it on the lds websites like LDSLinkup; I think there is one called ldsroommates as well. You can also call the bishops of singles wards and get the info to the housing directors. Hope that helps. If I hear of anyone, I'll send them your way. You're in our prayers!

Lee Fam said...

love ya, jess.

jordan and tyrell said...

i really hope that you find some renters!!!! i will be in town in a few weeks. having a room mate reunion with the first 1237 girls. hopefully i will get to see you!! lova ya