Thursday, January 17, 2013

. . . and Downs

Life is full of Ups and Downs.

A few days ago, we experienced a Down (hence the title). As most of you know from FB, Brian lost his job. Which sucks. It was not in our plans for him to lose his job right now. And while I won't necessarily comment as to what happened, let's just say that I feel the situation was extremely unfair, and that I also believe there were some politics that came into play that caused his company to let him go.

I WILL say that his old department is going to struggle greatly, as he was an incredible asset to them, did tasks that even some who SHOULD know how to do said tasks didn't, and that they are going to be in quite the pickle. BUT, they dug their grave. Their loss.

So, for now, we need to figure out what exactly will work out best for him, as he figures out how this current situation will affect his wanting to go to school in the fall (taking on a heavier load, with actual classes for a major). The good news is, as mentioned before regarding loans, that he doesn't have any outstanding. We had some hiccups a few years back regarding them, which we paid some, but ... come to find out, we paid everything he owed. SO, that financial monkey's off our back. (Which means, that, if we need to take out loans for him to go to school this fall, then we can.)

So, prayers, thoughts, good vibes, etc., and leads would be nice.

And, hopefully, this isn't one of those "comes in three" sort of things. *knock on wood*

How about you? Hit any Downs lately? Or, Ups are good, too! ^_^


M January 17, 2013 at 2:39 PM  

Sorry to hear about this. I've had some downs just recently myself in the form of many rejections for my work that all came at once in a pile. Ugh. I know it's part of being a writer, but one at a time, please!

On the up side, my screenplay is getting a table read at Sundance next week (wish I could be there to network), and a couple of producers have asked to read it. But if they both say no, I think I'll fall into a pit.

Charles Gramlich January 18, 2013 at 7:55 AM  

Sorry to hear of this. Been too much of this happening lately. Hope things take a quick upturn. Last year was mostly downs for us with Lana's illness, but then when she got the good news in late fall that she was cancer free it was a MAJOR up.

Kristine January 19, 2013 at 10:41 PM  

That's awful! I will keep you guys in my prayers and definitely send you good vibes. I'll keep my feelers out there also and let you know if I come across any job openings in his field.

Erika January 22, 2013 at 8:48 AM  

Boo! A pox on the previous employers--may all their children have crooked toes!!! I'm sure by now they are realizing what a HUGE mistake they made.

I'm sending you lots of positive karma for good things! I hate forced change, but it can usually be turned to something good-just very uncomfortable when you're in the moment. Hang in there!

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