Tuesday, March 10, 2009

2009 ... going downhil!!

Yep - it's been a LOOOONNNGGG time since I posted.

Basically, since we arrived back from Tassie after the Christmas break life has been a blur of work ... go home... have dinner ... sleep .. and start the cycle all over again. My work is flat out and I've been putting in 11 or 12 hour days which as you all know, becomes very tiring after a while.

J lost his job a couple of weeks after we got back from Tassie and has still been unable to find work. It's a really bizarre feeling having the economic crisis hit us (which probably sounds bizarre in itself) but generally, we just keep on going and feel sorry for all of those that it effects. Now it is actually effecting us. Because of the type of work J does (and in the mining sector) he's struggling to even find work interstate.

So, with just one salary, child support to 3 children, mortgage and the other bills, you guessed it .... no pavers ... no more plants ... no landscaping. Sigh.

On a positive note however, the new couch did arrive. We were considering cancelling the delivery when J lost his job however it would have cost at least 50% of the cost of the couch so we just figure 'stuff it' (much harsher word used mind you). It is unbelievably comfortable so we figure when we have no money, we can close the blinds to block out the lack of landscaping and eat baked beans on our lovely couch. Ha ha.

I don't have Sarah this weekend and John will be sailing on Saturday so I'm going to use some of the day to catch up on everybody's blog!!! I can just imagine what I've been missing out on seeing!!!


Toni said...

Yes I have been wondering about you two and checking in a few times a week to see if there were any updates.

Sorry to hear about J's work. That's pretty tough. I hope that those 11/12 hour days are paying some overtime.

On a brighter note the new couch looks fantastic. Love the colours in your room (the reddy wall is one we don't have:-) ). Love how that vase in the bottom right corner ties perfectly in with that feature wall....... ;-)

Hope you have a relaxing weekend.

kexkez said...

Bad news about J's work. Here's hoping something happens soon for him. Glad you've got work keep the baked beans + coming in.
Besides they are supposed to be good for you. :)

Plenty of time for J to test out that couch and find the perfect spot for it.

Hmm always the way,Now he's got time to do garden things and no $ to do them. the way of the world. Sounds like good planning time.
Here's hoping the outlook improves soon before J runs out of stuff to watch on the telly and wears out the couch.

Bernadette and Perry said...

:-( really sorry to hear about the job. Hopefully something will turn up. It's a concern that many of us have, particularly those like me who work for a large US based company. Hang in there. P&B