Thursday, December 1, 2011

We Think We Can

Locomotive on display @ the Great New York State Fair 
We hit a bit of uneven track, hubby has officially joined the ranks of the unemployed.
This change up was suppose to come the end of this week but yesterday husband walked in the door with the news. We had been expecting it since early October, even before corporate sent word. There were tell tale signs for those who choose to read them. Shoppers shopping but not really spending. No longer was it the guy down the street who was laid off now it was a brother, a sister-in-law, or a partner. Recession was moving into the hood and the burbs.

So we began planning, putting pencil to paper, taking inventory of debts & goods assigning them a spot on teams.
Black is good.
Red not so much.
Grey is the worst, a short list of luxuries that border must haves. Hard to make that call because well it's not black or red it is grey.

When news of the company closing this branch hit our own six degrees, acquaintances and friends all asked what we would do. For those who really know us their comments were spoken to the tune of if anyone can handle this you people can. Good to be known as you people, lol.
We aren't in a situation like most in our crowd so yes we are those people.
No car note, cheap mortgage, a hearth to cook on, a bit of land to till.
The drive to learn the old ways even if it's gathered in cyber space.

It's all good.
We put this in God's hands.
Besides, the light @ the end of the tunnel isn't a train.
The lamps not lit.

~~ pelenaka ~~


  1. My heart goes out to you and your DH. Yes, it's good to know you can do this, but hard nonetheless. After a long period of layoff last year, I found it was harder on my morale than anything ese. After years of managing under difficult circumstances, widowed mother of I was w/o sheckels and groats rolling in. I knew that this too, would pass. But it still bit!

    Keep on keeping on, and as you said, the Lord is with you.

  2. Praying all goes well with ya all and that he finds something soon...

  3. Thank you both homefire, & Dianeax00, it's all good tax check is just around the corner. Oh how I can't wait for that check !

  4. Well, in God's hands in the best place for any trial. Still, you have my sympathies, that's not a thing anybody chooses to go through. Hugs.


Thanks, good to know there are other's with this interest