I don't have any TTC news today. But Monday was eventful and it took me a day to absorb it all before I could write about it.
The Economy Sucks! Even though the economy has been going down the drain for a very long time now I have never said those words. K and I have been working 2 jobs each for years & years & years..... Well, Monday afternoon K got laid off from her full time job. What a blow. I'll put it out there that we have debt. Some of it because we wanted something we probably didn't need, but for the most part it was to help us with major car repairs, emergencies, or to just get us through when we were putting K though college. We haven't dug ourselves out yet. We've never had a problem paying our bills and our credit is great. For years through college and through K's apprenticeship we always said that we're waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel. We saw the light. We didn't just see the light at the end of the tunnel...we were through the tunnel and sun bathing on a beach things were going so good. Well that may all change. I hope not. I'm actually optimistic that we'll still be ok. That since we still have 3 jobs between us and with unemployment we won't have to make the hard decision of what bills to pay and what not, and face the fact that our almost perfect credit will be gone.
Oh, there's more...My Dad went back to work after being off for 2 months on medical leave. He had major surgery the end of October. Well, he was presented with a very small buy out package to retire early. His company has been having troubles for years but is now also in the middle of a huge lay off and because of his years of service they did give him a better package then anyone else. He's taking it.
We have what I call the "baby funds". We took out 2 lines of credit. One for the cryobank and one for the RE. So, the good news is we still have that money to continue the baby efforts. But when those funds run out we may have to put TTC on hold. But we'll cross that bridge when we get there.
I still want to think that 2009 is going to be a great year. I'm going to try and be thankful everyday not for what we lost or what we don't have but what we still have and that we are together and happy.
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