Cliff Hanger, hanging from a cliff…
I do apologize for not posting yesterday.
My husband was told on Tuesday that his program will probably be eliminated next year, which means no job. At this time, I don’t know what that will mean other than I will probably have to go back to work while he is trying to decide what to do with the rest of his life. Jobs aren’t that thick on the ground for shop teachers, add to that that he is almost 50 years old and has 22 years experience and that makes it worse. A lot of schools would not hire someone like that when they can get a fresh graduate that they can pay peanuts in comparison.
Luckily, I still have a few computer skills and experience in the automotive industry, so I’m hopeful I could land a job with benefits that would pay about half of what my husband was getting. If we refinance our mortgage and drop the payment down, we should be okay, for a while anyway.
When I’m under stress, I don’t really feel like stamping. I usually end up cleaning at times like this, so you know it’s BAD if I’m doing that! I even cleaned up the laundry room…now THAT means it’s really, really BAD.
I don’t know at this point if I will be able to keep doing this and I don’t know if I can keep this blog going as we may have to pinch pennies…even $9 per month has to be considered.
Of course, it may not happen. If the state of Michigan comes up with enough cash to prevent the budget from being slashed it’s possible that Dan will keep his job for at least a while longer. But I don’t know how comfortable we will be able to feel after this…it’s always going to be "out there." Dan doesn’t think they will keep him on even if the budget does not get cut…I’m hopeful, but not really hopeful at this point.
Prayers are earnestly appreciated.
So, here’s a card I made before the boom came down:
This is using a new circle border punch I got from Fiskars. It makes either a 4" or a 6" circle and there are about 6 different patterns. I think it’s really pretty, don’t you? See, even when I’m down and out, I can still enable my friends.
UPDATE: Many of you suggested I add a tip jar to the blog…I have done this. Please don’t donate unless you really want to…having a tip jar meant I actually had to upgrade the blog to the next pricing plan, so if I can’t get enough to keep it at that level I’ll be downgrading the blog back to where it was before. At this point, I’d like to keep this going without worrying about the money. So if you like what you see and spirit moves you, feel free!