Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dodged a serious bullett

So, yesterday I come into work and things are going about as planned for a typical Monday morning. It's nice to get the week started out right considering last week our entire city was without power for days and some still are, and we didn't have to work last week Monday thru Wednesday. Anyways, so, it was Monday. Then...it happens. Word starts to spread that they are laying people off........WHAT?!?! What do you mean they are laying people off? I just bought a new car on Saturday! (more on that later) This company has done nothing for the past year but talk about how well we are doing and how much money we are making. There were no worries about the budget, or cut-backs to even forewarn us that there might be a "reduction". But, nope..the rumors were true. 15 out of our staff of 44 people were laid-off. Years of service ranging from 31 years to 3 years. I've never been through anything like this, so I have no clue what to do with myself. I call the hubby at his work and he starts to flip out. We have a mortgage, two car payments, another baby on the way. What are we going to do?!?! So, then my boss comes in my office and asks me to come with him because he needs to talk to me. I almost peed my pants...and don't discount that because I'm pregnant and it's easy to pee my pants. I walk in and he tells me that I'm NOT going to be let go, but wanted to let me know what was going on and give me the list of people who had been laid off. I've never been so relieved but yet felt so guilty in my entire life. Needless to say, yesterday was not a good day and not a good way to start out your workweek. And, devastating that we are going to lose some awesome people in our department.

So, moving onto happier times now. We got a new car on Saturday. We sold hubby's S-10, which he has had since he was 18 years old, so he was VERY attached to it. I laughed and asked him if he was going to cry when he handed the keys over to the people who had bought it (for their 16 year old son..too cute). Anyways, we bought a 2009 Toyota Camry. It's so nice and I'm the one who get's to drive it because it's more gas efficient than my Equinox that I was driving (that hubby is now driving). i love it and it's big enough to put both kids in, which I'm stoked about!

Nothing else new is happening in my life. Just hanging out, still trying to figure out how I can load some pics on here. I guess I will figure it out eventually. Tonight I'm going to dinner with a friend I used to work with and I cannot wait. And, then I'm getting all of my fall stuff out and decorating the house for the fall...cannot wait. I love to have it all nice and fall like. Then the rest of the week is cleaning so we can get ready for our company to come in from out of town this weekend and our subdivisions annual street sale which a gazillion people come to. Another busy week ahead of me...I'm ready for the weekend and it's only Tuesday!

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