Monday, June 15, 2009

Economic Statistic - TODAY--EDIT!

I have to add this update for Tuesday Morning - got a call around 7:45 from Joe...he is the truck foreman on the jobsite. He called to let me know that a new hire was going to call me around 8 and come by and pick up some information and then go for some testing. I had to explain to him that I wasn't there any more...he was really surprised. The funny part is that I wasn't gone 24 hours and they'd needed me. So that made me giggle. I can see where some expenses could maybe have been cut, but when you need a huge parking lot for those big dump trucks and belly dumps (the ones that open on their undersides to drop a load) and 18 wheelers and need parking space and shop space to work on them. We'll see. I made sure not to burn any bridges ;D

Well, apparently corporate didn't think our little office needed my shining face around there this week, so they told me that today was it. Humph! Well, I never! I did think it odd they wanted me til Thursday, but it would give me a chance to clean up, label drawer and cabinets, teach my boss (again!) how to use the voicemail ;D, find the directions to change the message on the voicemail, show him which invoices were coded and ready to go, which ones were waiting on documentation, how to find the phone bill online, print it and get it coded and ready for payment (he'll gain an extra week doing it that way), notes on job applications, drug tests, etc. I hope I got him at least HALF the information I wanted to leave him. And if I remember anything else, I'll email it to him.

In the meantime, he let me leave two projects up there until I find room in the garage for them (so I have to get my fanny in gear)...and I have absolutely NO reason not to finish the two dressers and armoire, paint the bedroom and den (but I don't want to have to spend money on paint...but I have my heart set on two specific colors)...oh well. I was very good. I came home (2 hours early...if corporate didn't want me there, I didn't want to be there), unpacked most of my stuff (where am I going to put my flamingos? Blanche, Mildred, Beau and "I'm not sure yet what his name is" and the pics of my kids. Those will probably go on the wall behind the sofa...time to look for a table to go back there....and sent out two resumes. So I AM jobhunting.

But God provides. Cabinet Man has an appointment in the morning with a former potential client (long, weird story). This time the sister has taken over the remodel and this might end up being the job to carry us through the fall! Holy cow...that means I have to meal plan and grocery shop (nah...he's better than I am at it), and do the cleaning (this will be Snickerdoodle's senior year...maybe I need to find another name for her), I'm not sure if College Dude will ever move out,but since he's paying what loans and grants don't pick up, I can't begrudge him a place to sleep. Guess I need to clean out that closet after all if I can get to it.

But I'm not in the 'state' I was last time I got laid off...and the economy is worse and so are job prospects. Maybe I'm finally learning something. Either that or the drugs haven't worn off yet ;D


  1. Oh, thanks for leaving such a kind and witty comment on my blog when this is what's going on in your life! God bless you and keep you going with your positive attitude and lovely family...

  2. Sorry you lost your job. I hope you'll find one soon. Hugs.

  3. It is really a jolt when you loose your job, but sounds like you are making the best of a bad situation, and staying positive. Good for you. I know the Lord will provide and you will be blessed. Hugs, Marty

  4. i am so sorry to read this. i think it stinks honey... big hugs.

    smiles, bee

  5. Well, holy cow. Despite such shocking news, you are rolling along like a trooper! Perhaps the drugs are a good thing? lol ~Mindy

  6. I came here to thank you for the not so washable marker tip, but I stumbled upon your bad news. I am sorry to hear you have been let go from your job. Good luck in your search. :)

  7. I'm sorry you lost your job! But you have such a really good attitude and it sounds like they may have to reconsider that decision! I'm sure it'll all work out in the end.

    That toile is a tablecloth I got at TJ Maxx last year. It is a pretty pattern. As I was folding it up I thought it would make nice seat covers for my dining room chairs!



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