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Boy have things changed!

September 27th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

Well I've been back reading but not posting shame on me. Been alot of changes in my life. Earlier this year after getting back on track I went on a huge buying spree for about 6 months. I've figured out my spending is based on stress levels. The more stressed I get the more I spend and on goes the circle.

I'm now a proud father of a new son born on 6-10-2009. My wife was let go as an independent contractor 4 weeks into her unpaid maternity leave. She is getting unemployment but it has been a nightmare as her boss has contested it, state found in my wifes favor and now she has another appeal to deal with tomorrow am that has been postponed twice. Hope we get to keep it or we have to start paying it all back in. some $2500 worth.

I've spent almost as much time working this year as being layed off as I just got back from another 3.5 week stint of unemployment. I hope the construction trade starts to pick up again. I've been considering picking up a part time job about 20 hours a week to supplement my income and to help the wife not have to go back to work.

We've been downsizing our materialistic items and everything else not needed. I did splurge and purchase a Janome Serger for my wife as she has been making 90% of the baby clothes, all the diapers and diaper covers, etc. It was an invesment but got it for $400 new online versus $700 locally.

Someone keep me on my toes so I keep posting and saving.

PS just sold some more items on craigslist so I will have another $25 for cash on hand and a few more bucks from some spare aquarium stuff laying around will bring in $60 for the bank account.

5 Responses to “Boy have things changed!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations on your new baby!!

    I think the part time jobs sounds like a great idea.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    So sorry about your wife's unemployment woes. How monstrous to challenge a woman on maternity leave's unemployment claim after letting her go. How do they sleep at night? I hope she continues to win the appeals.

  3. LuxLiving Says:

    Yeah for the new babe!!!

    I'm with ceejay74 - special place in Hades for folks like this.

    Yes, keep posting and reading here. It helps in the short and long run!

  4. mrs. Says:


    Congrats on the baby! Welcome back - keep posting.

  5. fruitbowlk Says:

    Congrats.

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