26 January 2010

derailed

Such is life, I guess. But it's starting to make me a little crazy.

Today is the second day that Matthew has been home sick. With the sick teenager camped out on the couch, no workout DVD's for mom. I'll use the dreadmill, which I admit is something that I haven't done lately, but I was really looking forward to mixing it up with a DVD this morning.

God help me, he's got to go back to school tomorrow.

Then there's this whole matter of Jon being home constantly. His former boss called on Sunday to let him know that he wasn't going to be needed yesterday after all. That's fine, except Jon only got paid for one of the two days he did work last week. A hundred dollars is better than nothing at this point, but come on. Jon came home with a small box full of his stuff from the office having cleaned out his desk. Honestly, I'm not really sure where we go from here. Nothing else for him has turned up at this point.

He's considering going out on his own for computer repair and such, but I think that's gonna take more time to come together than we have.

Did I mention that because this boss forced Jon to take a 2 week layoff in 2006, he only has 26 weeks of UE available???

Yeah, I know that's still more than six months, but he was unemployed eight months last time and the economy was just fine then ('03-'04).

I'm trying to not let this stuff get to me. I think it isn't working as well as I'd hoped.

On the plus side, Caleb is doing better at school. Some days are better than others, but I think that even his teacher would say that overall, he's making progress. We only received one note of despair from her last week, if that means anything. haha.

We'll take whatever we can get at this point, let me tell ya.

2 comments:

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Tell Matthew I hope he feels better soon--this flu stinks!

You're in my prayers, friend!

Helen said...

Oh Jen, clearly I need to do some catching up here! I had no idea your husband had been laid off. Prayers that he finds something soon and prayers that Matthew is better soon too!