I know I have explained my absence in a few past posts so I won't rehash the negativity. Suffice it to say I have been severely underemployed for several months and going further and further down the financial ruin drain. It has been very stressful but hopefully we are putting all of that behind us and moving forward.
What else has been going on? My kids had their birthdays last month. Son turned 13 and is quite the obnoxious teenager. Typical you-don't-know-shit-so-I'm-not-doing-a-thing-you-tell-me-to/not to. Daughter turned 7 and seems to have found her attitude with it. Parenting is a challenge and I expect my just rewards wherever I wind up after I kick the bucket.
I broke my ankle in April and had a cast for 6 weeks. Those were the worst 6 weeks of my life. I am not completely 100% with mobility (seems I have developed a pronounced limp) but it is getting a little better every day.
After six months of underemployment, I finally got a J-O-B!!! I am making about $6k less a year than I was at my last job but it is with the federal government so I get all the federal benefits and leave plans which are awesome. It is not in HR so I have basically made a career change which is a bit scary but also very exciting. I will be traveling quite a bit since I am supporting the Pacific/Northwest and Upper Midwest regions of the US so that is a huge perk ; )
Hopefully I will be back to posting something at least once a week as I regain my humor and the black clouds lift off my shoulders. Until then.....