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  • Unemployment


    July 29, 2013

    Image credit: wellwithin.org February 11, 2005 was the day God took our family’s picture-perfect life, turned it upside down, and for the next eight years shook out a lot of me, myself and I. We went from riches to rags, … Continue reading

    June 20, 2013

    photo credit: www.ginkandgasoline.com (This is a blog post from a year ago, a carry-over from my old blogsite.) Yesterday. Rain, grey skies, and a phone call. They hired the “lesser” candidate. We’ve been here many times before. I read through … Continue reading

    February 19, 2013

    Image from Smithsonianmag.com Last summer I took a homeless man into my home for an overnight stay. His stench followed him up the stairs where he steamed up my bathroom with a hot shower– using my bath soap, wash cloth … Continue reading

    March 1, 2011

    You know you’re a Facebook addict when you dream up a status in your sleep. Here’s what my slumbering fingers typed last night: I’ve finally figured it out: my house plants are dying of suicide. I told Dave about it … Continue reading

    October 15, 2010

    Today marks one week past the deadline for when they were supposed to contact Dave about a job offer. They haven’t as much as emailed, or responded to his follow-up voice mail. Nor did they ever offer mileage reimbursement for … Continue reading

    October 9, 2010

    Dave had a job interview Tuesday in which they pretty much told him they’d call by the end of the week with an offer. But yesterday (Friday) dragged by, hour by snail-paced hour without a phone call (I’m sure the … Continue reading

    August 12, 2010

    Last night Ferdy returned to our pond, in all his white feathered glory. A few days ago Dave received the email from Intel (every scientist’s dream place to work) saying that they’ve chosen another candidate. Oregon would have been fun. … Continue reading

    August 10, 2010

    Yesterday someone called to check and see how things are going with Dave’s job hunt. He meant well and I appreciate his effort to pick up the phone and let us know he cares. Let me repeat: I so appreciate … Continue reading

    May 26, 2010

    There’s a Facebook status I’ve dreamed of typing for quite some time now.  It goes something like this: After five years, three months, 19 days and seven hours of unemployment (with grad school thrown in), Dave is finally, officially EMPLOYED! … Continue reading

    March 19, 2010

    If you are unemployed, or married to someone unemployed, as a result of this unrelenting recession—I am here to tell you what you already know but need to hear and feel, up close and personal. You are not alone. There … Continue reading

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