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August 7th, 2009 at 06:40 pm

I finally found a job, after being laid off Feb 9 this year. Started this past Monday. I was making $96,000 before I got laid off and now make $60,000...but it is only an hour away (60 miles) instead of 2.5 hours away (160 miles), so I get to see DH every night at least. I also get a $.05 discount on the cash price of gas, so that is a nice perk! Smile I was applying for jobs every week since Feb, and this is the only interview that I had, and I got the job. And, it is a brand new position, so I get to kind of define what I do, which will be extremely nice. But right now, it is kind of slow because I haven't defined it yet!

Wow, getting up at 6:00 a.m. after 6 months of sleeping in was hard Smile But this morning was better than Tuesday, and we had even gone to the bar for a few beers last night until midnight before coming home.

It has been really rough around here money wise. I was on unemployment, getting $450ish a week, and that covered all of our normal monthly bills as well as food/gas, but no farm bills, and we had mucho farm bills this past month. We did quite a bit of planting and swathing for people that brought in money, and worked some part time stuff until I miscarried (after that, I needed a few weeks to get my head back on my shoulders) and then got offered this job. We are waiting with bated breath for my first paycheck on August 13, even though it will be only half a paycheck.

I don't know why I haven't posted much since the lay off. I think I didn't have anything nice to say about money so I didn't want to say anything at all Smile But now we need to start digging ourselves out of this little hole, so hopefully I will have positive things to say here.

8 Responses to “back to work”

  1. davera Says:

    Congratulations on the new job and welcome back. Keep us posted on how you're doing.

  2. whitestripe Says:

    oh congratulations, i am glad you found a job. looking forward to reading more posts Smile
    you do get used to getting up early. i have been getting up before the sun most days for nearly five years :S

  3. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Congratulations !

  4. NJDebbie Says:

    I'm very happy for you!

  5. lizajane Says:

    Congrats on the new job. We certainly understand why you haven't posted more. When things aren't going smoothly, it's hard to find anything worth writing about.

  6. ann link Says:

    My sympathy on the loss of your child. I too miscarried my first. It's something one never forgets. My prayers are with you.

  7. Ima saver Says:

    Congratulations on your new job and getting to stay at home with hubby!

  8. frugaltexan75 Says:

    What good news! Both that you found a new job, and that it will allow you to stay home with your husband.

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