My husband lost his job last week. We are waiting to hear back from unemployment to see what help that will be.
In the meantime, my house is full of men all day every day. Even the dogs are men. Ugh. The boys are doing public school online at home, and getting better grades than they ever got in conventional school. My hubby has been extra helpful, doing chores and things on the list of needing repairs. We had to call a plumber for our blocked kitchen sink, which ate into our savings too.
Luckily, with a partial payout of LTD insurance, we have enough to live on for a few months if unemployment is not approved. I don't know how I am going to feed all 3 of them for long with them home all the time. The amount of housework has gone sky high. Hubby does most of it, but the close quarters will get to us all soon. He has had a few interviews, and we are still looking for jobs compulsively.
For now he is volunteering a few days a week at a local ministry that has a warehouse for its food bank, medical needs storage, and a ministry a friend runs that gives household supplies and furniture to people in need. I do their computer work when I can, and now he goes 3 days a week in the morning to help them out until he gets a job. He needs something to feel he has a purpose....and since I struggle with the same things, I was glad to help him on that part.
I am torn though, about
wanting him to get to work right away. Its hard to keep him from seeing the exhaustion, the constant pain, needing my heating pad for the entire day, and the small amount of work I actually do. Silly of me, I guess.
We are going to the attorney this afternoon to fight the SSDI denial I got last week. It says I can't do my previous job, which was sitting all day answering phones, but there are other jobs that I can handle full time. I would love to know what those jobs are, and how I am supposed to get there to perform them and fit in the breaks, heating pad, rest, and the days I would not be able to come in.
Oh well. what will be will be, no matter how much I worry or stress.
Wishing you all low pain days.