A few people have asked what happened with my husband’s job (when I ended my last blog my husband position was about to be eliminated do to the poor economy). Well they decided to keep him on in a position he used to do. He’s back to being a District Manager. He’s not happy about it because it involves alot of traveling but we’re happy to still have our medical benefits and of course a steady paycheck! His salary now is almost $1300 less A MONTH than what he was making before. That’s quite a “chunk o change”! So as you can imagine this has thrown a wrench into lots of our plans for the future not to mention how we live day to day.
Our daughter is a junior in high school so she will be off to college in two years and of course the college she really, really, really wants to go to is the Savannah College of Art & Design (right now tuition is about $25,ooo a year. Yikes it gives me palpitations to even think about it! Also this house is a fixer upper and somethings just can’t be solved with paint (what??? – no way!!!). Then there’s retirement to think about. Not to mention just buying groceries and paying the bills.
So it’s a challenge that’s for sure. But I have faith that it will all work out. Not the I’ll leave it in the Lord’s hands and just go along my merry way kind of faith. But the kind that requires me to put out some effort to make things happen. That may mean getting a job outside my home at some point or starting a business (at some point you can only make but so many cuts to your budget). So we’ll see what the morrow brings as they say 🙂
Anyway, my husband is getting back from Baton Rouge this afternoon and I hope “Fay” doesn’t cause him any delays/turbulence. He doesn’t like flying and yet his job requires that he fly someplace every week – what a great guy I have!