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Has Anyone Seen My Husband?


About two months ago, hubby and I agreed he would only work three nights during the week and one weekend day doing side work. The other two nights and other weekend day, I would work from home on my side work while he ‘relaxed’ and watched the baby.

Over the last month, he’s been gone every night since folks wanted to get that ‘one last thing’ ready for the holidays. Right now, he’s installing lighting in a kitchen and since the homeowners can’t use the kitchen while he’s working on it, he’s been over there every night.

I’ve been doing my side work from home while our kidlet keeps himself entertained with toys our neighbor gave him – I’m SO thankful to have a happy, mellow baby – but I work slower than usual since I have to juggle feeding and rocking him while typing. We are tired – definitely hubby more than me (poor guy!) – but all this extra work makes a huge difference. We were forced to rely on our guestimated tax refund to pay off the rest of our debt but now it looks like we may have enough to put us on our way toward saving a larger emergency fund.

I just keep telling myself, it won’t be like this forever. We won’t always be this tired and we won’t always be blessed with this much work. Yes, I see all this work as a blessing – especially in this economy.

Two more months.



My boss called me into his office yesterday morning and asked me to sit down. Of course, in this economy, I figured he was going to lay me off. Instead, he said he nominated me for a position two steps above my own. No one in my department has ever skipped a step so I was a bit surprised.

It took a few seconds to respond since my prepared speech was more along the lines of, “I have enjoyed working here and I hope you will consider me if a position becomes available. I’ll have my desk cleaned out in 5 minutes.”

I think I stuttered out a “Wow… Um… Cool” which is exactly the ‘professional’ appearance you want to portray when someone sticks his neck out for you.

He told me the promotion has to get approved by the CEO so nothing is official yet but he ended the conversation with…

“Just act surprised when they offer you the job ok?”

I can act surprised… but I can’t seem to wipe this silly grin off my face.