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!

7 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

Oh Carol - I'm sorry to hear of this big event - you might even have to cut back on this quilting passion! Now that is serious!

Here's to wishing that it be for a short duration. Hang in there 8-)

BrendaLou said...

Well, the good thing about quilting is we all have a stash that could serve us well into the NEXT century!

Seriously, I'm sorry about the layoff but I know that "Charles" does have very excelent, marketable skills. I am confident that he will find another place. You know that at 49 I (who had never owned a business, worked in retail) opened a Quilt Shop!!!! You never know what will happen just around the corner. Hugs, my friend. You and "Charles" will be in my prayers.

True Blue Nana said...

So sorry for your husbands bad luck. I am glad I am retired, no getting laid off.

Beth said...

Praying for you all!

goodnightgram said...

C: Good wishes to you and Charles. I'm sorry to hear the news.

Melissa Kaye said...

I'm with Beth....praying for you two!

Pattilou said...

Sorry to hear your news. Praying for a job opportunity for Charles!