Wednesday, July 27, 2011
After Our Fourth Baby
There truly never is a dull moment! We just found out that Charles is getting laid off at the end of August. You might be interested to know his lay-off history: right after our first baby was born, he was laid off. Six years later we had recovered and decided to have another baby -- right after second baby was born, he was laid off. Once again we recovered and about six years later we decided to build a house. House was built, and closing time was fast approaching -- he was laid off again. (House = our third "baby.") We managed to make it for several years this time... and even made it a year past the next Big Event... but, alas, one year after I retired (our fourth "baby"), he gets laid off again. We have to stop having Big Events!!
Luckily Charles has some excellent, marketable skills and he feels somewhat confident of finding something, at least eventually. We may have some lean times if it takes a while, however. Also, he and I are not getting any younger! So that's a worry this time around. Does an almost-old man stand a chance of being hired? Might he be "too good" or "too expensive?"
Crossing our fingers, and hoping we once again recover from this career challenge. Your crossed fingers, too, might bring us some good luck!