Dh's last day of work
by, 01-12-2009 at 09:33 AM (293 Views)
His last day was Saturday. He came home really bummed out. He made a lot of friends there and said he is going to really miss the people. I feel bad for him, I really do. I remember when the company I worked at for 5 years went bankrupt, it felt like a divorce. It was pretty traumatic - I felt like I was losing part of my family. To go from seeing the same people every day, 9 hours a day to nothing is just...well...hard and weird all at the same time. I also feel bad because the work itself isn't going to be as exciting. Running out to fires, murders and other news-worthy scenes probably beats the heck out of gluing on tubes of insulation.
So last night, as we were laying in bed we started talking about all of the good things we'd be able to do once he starts making good money. Take a vacation. Remodel the house. Go out to dinner. Go shopping for fun together. Eat dinner together every night. Not worry about how to pay for the kids' education. I can go back to school and we can make even more money. All good things that benefit the whole family. Still, I know its hard for him - he took a lot of pride in his job and really enjoyed it. I will be super extra nice to him this week. I"m going to make him some brownies later on today (his favorite).
While we were eating dinner last night, he received a phone call from the Director at the insulators union. He has a job to start tomorrow!! (Monday today) It is an outside job, so it will be cold. He didn't have steel toed boots so he had to go to Meijer and blew nearly $300 on coveralls, boots and other various supplies he'll need. Today he had to take another pee test and called me in a panic cuz he had a few beers to relax him before since normally he goes to bed at 2:30 am and he needed to be asleep by 10ish. Even worse, I have NO DAYCARE FOR THE KIDS! Guess I should've gotten started a little sooner than this, huh? Luckily my boss is awesome and understood.
I can't wait to hear how his day went today.