Monday, June 22, 2009


Thanks for all of your kind words about Joe's job.  

We are both very happy.

The job is at a tutoring center and it runs through the second week in September.  The pay is okay and they said they would most likely be able to give him 20-25 hours per week.

It isn't going to solve all of our problems but it is definitely a step in the right direction to getting back on our feet.

Did I mention that on the same day he got the job we received the claim forms from the unemployment department? 

I know.  It figures.  After 6 months of not paying us anything they decide to pay us on the same exact day he gets a job.

Fabulous timing.

On Friday we received all 12 claim forms(one for each 2 week period he was unemployed), which we have already filled out and sent back to them so we can start getting our checks already.  Can you believe CA still makes you send forms in the mail and then they send you a paper check?  Other states let you do everything online and wire the money to your account via direct deposit.  

Way to keep up with modern technology, CA.

Who know how long it will take them to send out a check(s).  I'm not even thinking about it.  It will come when it comes.

That's me trying to portray a calm exterior about something I have no control over.

With the new job we won't be eligible for the unemployment any longer and that gives me a whole new set of things to worry about.

I'm a nut.  I  know.  I can't help it.  I worry and worry and worry about him not having a job and the minute he gets one I start worrying about him having one.

But what if they decide at the last minute not to give him the job? What if they can't give him enough hours?  What if he gets the job and then they lay him off and it takes 6 more months to get the unemployment again?  

And on and on and on.

It doesn't help that this week is totally crazy.  We've been busy at work because everyone wants to get in before we go on vacation.

I have a ton of things to to before we actually leave on said vacation(Cleaning the house. Doing Laundry.  Pulling out of all the camping gear.  Making lists.  Talking to the petsitter.)

So.  Much.  To do.

And in between all of that, the worrying.  (The worrying takes up a lot of time!)  

My goal this week is going to breathe in and out slowly and try to stop worrying long enough to enjoy our vacation.

Wish me luck :)

Lots of it.


fuzzandfuzzlet said...

Are you sure you are no longer eligible for unemployment? I know you can some money before it counts against your unemployment, I just don`t know how much it is.

Even WA state is electronic. Get on the ball CA.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Whatever the case maybe about the unemployment... I am just glad he found a job... I am with everyone else.. way to go CA... get with the 2000's... ho hum ;)

Daniella said...

great news about the job totally bizarre about paperforms - I always wonder about that when I deal with non-technology companies/departments. Verizon recently made me mail a form to them about my cell phone. hmmm. I'm a fellow worryer so I have no advise there - I'm off to worry about something :) Enjoy your trip

Anonymous said...

I understand the worry.
CA unemployment is the pits. Try getting someone on the phone.

Rhonda said...

Hey Michelle!! Thank you so much for your "Thank you" gift! I love the picture purse, the boys loved the pixie stiks and Lizzie just adores her butterfly bracelet. Thank you! You are very sweet and conscientious.


P.S. My next door neighbor works part time and still receives unemployment. Is there a certain number of hours that you can work and still be eligible? Good luck!

Carrie said...

CA whats up with you! We do everything on computer!