Saturday, March 1, 2008

And now, the not so good

Yesterday I was home with Morgan and my sister's kids. It was about 1:30 when I heard the garage door open. Strange, Aaron shouldn't be home for another 5 hours. But in he comes saying, "I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that I get the rest of the day off." It was here that I interrupted with my correct prediction of the bad news. "Did you get laid off?!" Zounds! And thus it is.
Aaron was asked to attend a meeting while at work yesterday. After the meeting he went and packed his things and went home. The bad kind of meeting. So we spent the afternoon together and took the kids to the park. But now comes the serious work of finding another job.
Fortunately Aaron is a skilled graphic designer and web designer/developer. There are a lot of freelance projects out there for just that, so until he has a regular full-time job, there will at least be some sort of income. As it stands though, the next month or two will probably be very financially tight. I blame this on myself. When it's my turn to say the family prayer I often include a petition for help to become better at managing our finances and such. I guess we are about to get a huge lesson in it! I hope we learn well and learn quickly and can move on.


SouthfieldFam said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you are having such a hard trial! We did this a few years ago and it's scary, but somehow, it always seems to turn out being a blessing! It's just hard to see that sometimes until it's been a little while! Enjoy having Aaron around while you can!

Bobbi said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. We've been through lay off's twice now, too. They are a scary time, but like Jessica said something better is sure to come along. Enjoy your time with Aaron. :)

Bobbi said...

Yay - the blog looks great!! :)

Christine said...

Hey Mel, that really stinks!! Everything will be okay. I love the new features on the blog!! It looks great!

Melanie said...

Thanks! It took me awhile but I finally got it done.

Smullin Family said...

Hello Melanie & Aaron,
I just recently got our family blog set up. If you're interested in viewing, would you send me an email? It's set on private, so I'll have to invite you.
Sorry to hear about the lay-off.
Fun to see cute/silly pictures of Morgan!
Thanks, Alisha