I'm not sure what everyone here is doing, but we are doing our best to keep a float here. Rent is going up by 10% and though we FINALLY paid off our van just over a week ago, our mechanic suddenly found problems that is keeping us wondering if we shouldn't just trade it in.
I am starting a new career and decided to just get out of IT work. So that is bumping along like a fat frog, but I think we'll make it.
Still unemployed myself after 9 months and because I worked for a church no unemployment. Somehow we are getting by, too. My wife's church is a real church where they are here to serve. We got money from them that's an emergency fund for people/families that are in need when things are getting tight. The women in her Tuesday Bible class are helping out as well.
Wife is selling crafting projects and I'm selling old audio equipment from work and somehow we are keeping afloat. My wife has much more faith than me. I feel myself sinking so many times. At least our daughter found a nice job. She did temp work packing electronic medical equipment last year and when they needed someone full time she got picked. She also does her seamstress work freelance. Her money helps out, too. I just feel so much resentment. We both thought we were doing what God wanted. We both heard Him in our heads speaking to us and nothing is moving forward. I'll save my rambling rants so I won't bore everyone and we'll keep praying here for us and everyone. I have been slacking off, too, and getting comfortable. I need to get on it and keep applying more for jobs. Some days I feel like I have a wall of resistance holding me back.
In other news Robert H. Schuller died. I guess I can say publicly now that I worked in audio for him at the Crystal Cathedral and Hour of Power for 20 years after volunteering for 5. His grandson is the one that fired all of us in the department. Its a sad tale about power and control from a dysfunctional, infighting family. I didn't attend the funeral. He built a great legacy that saved millions of people through TV and then let it all go to waste. His grandson is very egotistical and is driving the ministry into the ground. He got in bed with large money donors and now they want to control the ministry as well. Robert H. would not let go of control when he put his son in charge, it caused rifts and the rest of the kids maneuvered for power. The final years for Robert H. were sad with one daughter isolating him at the nursing home and not allowing visitors. He's dead now and the daughter is still suing the ministry for a share of the money. Its just pathetic.