Monday, February 2, 2009

everybody hurts...

Nearly everybody I know is feeling the economic crush. Caterpillar is a big main stay here in Illinois. They are laying off hundreds. One of my good friend's husband is one of them. Others are hurting just as bad. My husband received a call yesterday that his winter job is gone. Poof the company is no longer has it's contracts. We saw it coming, but it's always a kick in the crouch just the same.

We've been here before, layoffs, companies folding and bouncing pay checks...fortunately my husband is an excellent truck driver. He'll get another job until the construction business picks up. It's unsettling just the same. Mostly because now it's very very real again to me. It's easy to say "there, there, it'll be fine" to a friend, BUT when it's you...well it just sucks.

We are faithfully believing that God will see us through, but I also believe that God expects us get up off our butts and find work....well not us, hubby. I have three jobs.

I'm mainly posting this because I feel better getting out of my brain. We will be OK. We do not have a huge expensive home, the cars are paid for, no little ones to feed, the daughter has a job, and a car.

I try to look at the bigger picture...our country is in some dark times right now. I hope the light comes back really soon!

I have become very good at calling the people I owe and figure out how to pay them. I've been there.

Thankfully my weekend was good. The kids entertained me and did not want to go home. Mrs H is eating and I think she was just feeling bored and misunderstood. After all she's old.

Now it's time to chill and be thankful for what I have...

This too shall pass...






6 comments:

lisa jo said...

every day i worry. Everyday. I have been having some major bad dreams too. Even Obama says this will get way way worse before better. I just hope we all end up with our homes, food and heat in the end. So sorry to hear that Mark's company went under. Love you so

Paula said...

Yes it is scary. Its scary for us older ones too who have worked and saved for our old age. At least you do have a good attitude Rose.

Lisa said...

Rose, I pray everyday things get better for us all,. XO Lisa

JOHNSWORLD08 said...

Your right. Many people are losing there jobs. And so many fore- closures. sad. I am praying for you and Mark, Thank God he has the other job to fall back on.

Janie said...

Things are really bad. We are retired and have money coming in but praying for those that have lost their job. About 4,000 in Wichita Kansas Spirit (Boeing) and Cessna. Air Capital of the world. People are really going to be hurting. Praying for everyone. Glad your husband has something to fall back on,that helps. Blessings, Janie Oh glad that Mrs. H. is eating. :)

Nelishia said...

You are doing what I am having to do. Fasten my seat belt and hang on for the ride. I am so sorry to hear about your husband's company laying off people yet he keeps plugging along. In a scary time such as this, you know our Peace is found not in the economy or our employer, but in God alone. He'll always provide for us. Even when we're shaking.

Nelishia