I've sort've been keeping some information under wraps for the last five years because it's not the thing you want to advertise on the Internet.
When the economy hit the skids back in 2007, Spouse's job was one of those hundreds of thousands that bit it big time here in Indiana. Talk about your nightmares. There was no employment to be had - and especially if you had any education (he has a Master's). After about a year, he finally landed a job, but it was third shift.
(No woman in her right mind is going to announce online that she and her young daughter are sleeping home alone every night, so that's why very few people knew about it.)
The work was manual, the pay, crap (less than half his former salary). So it's been tough financially and emotionally because having the Daddy-Man living on a different schedule is just not conducive to family happiness. Somebody's always tired, you can't plan on doing activities at normal times, and it's really kind of lonely for everyone. Oh, and trips... trips are just plain hellish.
Well, friends, I'm here to announce that Spouse has a new job... and it's during the day!!! He's now a supervisor at U Indy - he started last week. He took us to visit his office on Sunday, and I must say he's fixed it up fine. The only thing it's missing is windows, but he's got lovely lights on a dimmer, so he's escaped the dreaded florescent "hummers" that typically illuminate the workplace.
He and Gigi and I have spent this past week luxuriating in his vertical presence during the day. I love having him next to me at night while we laugh and make fun of whatever is on the television. Of course, it's not all roses. The logistics of three people suddenly being on the same schedule has been surprisingly tricky - we've had to rearrange shower and laundry times, who drops off and picks up the kid every day, and all sorts of other things.
BUT THAT'S OKAY BECAUSE OUR FAMILY IS ONCE AGAIN ON THE SAME SCHEDULE!!!
Today just happens to be Spouse's 50th birthday, and Gigi and I are so looking forward to celebrating it with him today rather than on the weekend!
This really IS awesome, and I just wanted to share!
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day.