Wednesday, February 17, 2010

460 DAYS......

This is the number of days my husband WAS unemployed. We would have never thought in a million years that when his previous company made drastic cuts in November of 2008 that it would take so long to find employment. As of Monday he will report to work as a Quality Engineer with a local company. To say we are thrilled, relieved, and thankful are just to small of words to describe it.

Many stressful weeks have came and gone and somehow we made it. Thank god for exercise!! lol! Even last night after he completed 1 day of employment processing before reporting on Monday it still seemed unreal. It will take some time for me to relax. Having created no new debt of any kind, no loans to repay of any kind we can now focus on giving MUCH LOVE to our savings account that pretty much saved our ASS this past year.

So even though I would love to sign up for each and every race that my heart can dream of, purchase several gadgets that I think I need but really just want we will just be very thankful that Scott is working.

For the next few days I am taking vacation and we are going to HAVE FUN and RELAX. Biking, dinner with friends, running, and plenty of smiling!

Saturday - This will be my first ever Spring Series Race with my new team. Yes I am nervous. Yes I am questioning everything. Yes I want to have fun and just use it as a learning experience. Let the sufferfest begin :)

Back with reports next week!

Robin

21 comments:

Wes said...

I am SO happy for you guys! FREAKIN YAY!!! Enjoy your vacation :-) Remind Scott that this will be the last time he is so well rested for a while :-D

Slomohusky said...

Great news!! Great example to everyone in the importance of saving.

Bob said...

Really happy to hear your good news! Good luck in the big race!

-- Bob

Now at:
www.joggingafterdark.blogspot.com

Juliana said...

I have just started to keep a blog myself and review others and came across yours through Marlene. That is such great news that your husband is back to work. I can only imagine what kind of year and a half you must have gone through. Not to say that you took things for granted but I am sure going forward you will have a different appreciation for even the little things. Enjoy your vacation!

Dave said...

Can not tell you how happy I am...for both you and that Red Sox fan you married;-)...Really am happy...scratch that little item of the ole prayer list...

D10 said...

What great, great, news!! I am so very happy for the both of you. What a huge relief.

teacherwoman said...

This is so exciting to hear! I am so happy for you guys! WONDERFUL NEWS!

Stephanie said...

Awwww, I'm so happy for you guys. It really is rough out there. I think if I wouldn't have my sport which keeps me going and positive I'd be devastated by this situation.
Cheers!

Grey Beard said...

Congratulations to Scott, yourself and your savings account.

Good to hear you're not one of those couples that think credit cards are the same as a savings account. Mine is saving my butt too. All those old values finally paid off.

Have fun, celebrate, enjoy. Time for some spring thaw in your life!

Judi said...

i'm so excited to hear about your 1st road race!! you will do great!

also, excellent news on the job front for scott. i can imagine how relieved you are.

Lily on the Road said...

OMG, GREAT News. having been through a similar experience and being single, it is very hard to understand all the ups and downs you go through.

Now, go and enjoy your first road race and know that you've got all of us pushing you (and your family) forward.

OtterPop said...

You guys are amazing and we are so very thrilled with this good news! Hope you have an AWESOME few days of vacay -- and good luck at your race on Saturday!

Kevin said...

Woohoo!!! That is awesome news. Congratulations Scott and its great that you had enough savings to make it through without adding debt

jen said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats Scott! I am so excited for him.

Marlene said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I can hardly believe it's been so long. Enjoy the mini vacation and good luck at your race this weekend!

ShirleyPerly said...

HOOORAY for Scott's new job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think it's awesome that you guys had enough savings to carry you through the rough times w/o going into debt. I wish everyone was like that.

Best of luck at Saturday's race!!!

NY Wolve said...

That is good news. I can only imagine the stress and uncertainty. The idea that running brings solace must have special meaning for you and yours!

The Happy Runner said...

Yay for the new job!!!! I hope it goes really well for him!

zanne said...

awesome, awesome news. congratulations! can't wait to hear about your first race!

芥末 said...

may the blessing be always with you!!..................................................

Stuart said...

Fan Friggin Tastic!

Awesome news, what a relief!