January 22, 2009

We're Still Waiting

We're still waiting to learn whether my husband will be laid off at his job or not. He's been told that everyone will know by January 29th. Now that the date is set, I think he's even starting to worry.

The biggest problem we'll have is that fact that unemployment won't cover much. We barely scrape by as it is and it's even worse now that we had to get a vehicle that runs. Another problem will be that all of his benefits will drop.

Right now he's been seeing a dentist because he's been having some issues with his teeth. All of that will change however if he's laid off. Another thing that we've learned is if he's laid off, he may very well have to start all over again in hourly wage.

This is a very small town, so there are really no jobs that pay decent enough to live around here. So we're thinking if it comes down to it, we may have to sell this house. But, the only problem with that is, no one is willing to buy right now. The only other option would be roommates, and we don't have enough bedrooms for that.

So there are a lot of things to consider. Our last consideration is to move to a bigger city. While it might help job wise, it won't help as far as the cost of living. Cities are generally much more expensive. So right now it's just a watch and wait kind of situation.