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Friday, March 20, 2009

Now Looking

This week has been rough. I've had some family issues going on that kind of turned my life upside down. That started on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday eServ laid off almost everyone in the office. So Kendall is now looking for a new job as we are unemployed. We will be okay for a while. Kendall got severance pay for roughly the next 3 months. We will be able to go on unemployment, but it is only like 1/3 of what we make, so it definately isn't enough to get us through, so the search is on. There is still a good chance that IF the economy picks up and eServ starts getting more contracts they could hire Kendall back, but I'm not too hopeful for that.

I've been very proud of Kendall through it all. He's been very optimistic and has turned all of his energy into putting in a new yard, which I'm very happy about. He has been tilling up a huge garden, and tearing out the entire yard. I had no idea how tired it would make me, trying to keep up with the kids AND the yardwork! But the yardwork has been the thing that has really made me feel like a homeowner instead of a renter. Having something to change and make my own feels wonderful! And while we won't be able to do everything we want because we don't have money, it is very rewarding. I'll post pictures later, but for now I need all my time to get it done before the rains come next week! We hope that you are all well. We know that these are hard times for all. We will keep you all in our prayers and hope you will do the same for us.

19 comments:

Aubrey Scott said...

oh Melissa. I'm so sorry. You can always come live with us. he, he. But really if you need anything let me know. Just because you are my visiting teacher doesn't mean that I can't help you. Best of luck.

danniellespackman said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Kendall's job!! Sounds like he's got a good attitude though!! I'm sure he'll be able to find something. I'll be praying for you!!

Charity said...

So sorry to hear this news. Best of luck, Melissa. You and your family are in our prayers.

anoyce said...

I'm so sorry to hear about that. These hard economic times are the pits. We'll keep you in our prayers.

The Gentry Family said...

Oh man! I'm so sorry! Times are definitely tough right now. You are in our prayers!!

Pam said...

That stinks. I am really sorry to hear that. I will definately keep you guys in our prayers. I have found there is nothing like yardwork to take out my stress. Good job with your yard.

Heather said...

It was so good to talk to you today! I'm so proud of you guys! You really set an example for us! We miss you and will keep our fingers crossed (and in our prayers) for a new job to come your way! (Perhaps one that is closer? ;) We love you! Call me if you need to talk! That is ONE thing I can do from here... just talk and listen... LOVE YOU!

Three Men and a Janie said...

Sorry to hear the rotten news... We'll definitely be thinking and praying for you.

Harrisons said...

Ditto to everyone else. And maybe Kendall will get a job in Utah.... I know, I know, not what you guys want but I would love it! (And I thought I had a rough week -- nope--not even close).

Ford Fam said...

I am so sorry to hear that, I hope things look up for you guys soon!

Stephen and Gabrielle said...

So sorry to hear that Kendall lost his job! Good luck with finding a new one, and with getting through the rough patch.

Kendra Fackrell said...

Melissa...I'm so sorry. I can't even imagine what you're going through. I'm thinking of you!! I wish you well.

Sara said...

Melissa and Kendall, so sorry to hear this news. We will be praying for you and I hope you find something soon!

argylesocks said...

Bless your hearts. It is such a hard thing to see so many people in need of work. It really makes me appreciate the good times I have. My brother in law has been out of real work for several months. He has been loving spending time with his family and doing odd jobs. I can see Kendall having the same attitude. We will pray for miracles to come your way. Much love. If we can help in anyway, please let us know. Seriously.

Derek said...

You are absolutely in our prayers!! It's scary out there. We'll always take you back here in the west, if this is where the job search takes you.A garden will help out in so many ways. So glad you'll have one soon! Things will work out for you guys I know it! Keep your chins up!

Derek said...

Sorry that last comment is Sunny :)not Derek. :) This is Sunny too :)

Shawn and Mish said...

I'm sorry to hear the economy has hit your family so hard. I'll keep you in my prayers. In the mean time, good luck to Kendall on the job search!

Deb Nott said...

Of course you are in our prayers! I am so sorry to hear about the chaos that is life. I wish the best for you and if there is anything we can do - let us know! We love you guys!!!!

Alysia and Michael and fam said...

We know how stressful job hunting can be and we will keep you in our prayers! for us it was a blessing in disguise, leading to better things we wouldn't have discovered if the status quo hadn't changed - hopefully that will be the case for you too. You probably aren't looking to move but we would love to see you in Texas if you do! haha. I'm sure there are many more people who would pray you to Utah though. :) Hopefully whatever is right for you will work out and you will know what that is.