Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ducks in the Water.

It's been a month now of unemployment.

We've emailed/called/facebooked/tweeted everyone we know.

He's on all the job sites.

He signed up with AppleOne.

He's been to 2 job fairs.

We tuned and refined his resume within an inch of its life.

He applies every day.



No real leads, and not a damn peep from unemployment.

We keep calling, but we can't even get on the line to leave a message-
it's clear that talking to someone is outta the question.

Our money is gone and bills are due.

We're gonna have to ask my ILs for money.
Which I loathe doing.

How long will we have to keep asking?
How long will they help?

Fuckety fuckness, this blows...

Don't misunderstand, I am so grateful for the help we DO have, but...

I just want to be able to help OURSELVES.

The only real upside to this mess is that the boy and I were approved for Medi-Cal, so I've been able to go back on meds.

They're definitely helping.

I think I may a higher dose still, but we'll see.

As for the rest of my health issues, not much has been resolved.

I did about $300 of preliminary blood work to be told that nothing was wrong.

This doesn't mean that there ISN'T anything wrong, but nothing immediately seen.
It would require more testing.

Uhhh, screw that noise. I'm broke.

Fortunately, the med that I'm on is also prescribed for chronic pain, so YAY for multitasking, I guess....

That's kinda it on our end of the world.

Nothing more that we can really do.
Just gotta sit it out and wait.

Sitting Ducks. 
That's what I feel like we are.....

If any of my readers out there are millionaires who'd like to bequeath large sums of money to me, please do!

I cannot promise that I will pay it back, nor can I promise Demi Moore-like sexual exploits, but I CAN promise utter gratefulness and freshly baked cookies! 


Zoe Paige said...

Oh, Jayne...I'm sure he will find something soon. I'm glad you've been able to get your medication, though. Making a time like this a little more managable, if that's really possible. I would shit my pants if this happened to us. Shit, shit, shit. Try to keep positive... xxx

Russell said...

I hate that you are going through this awful time!

Wish I had a million dollars, I would totally send it your way!

thepsychobabble said...

I know the feeling. My unemployment just ran out.

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

So sorry this is happening, it sucks. I wish I was a millionaire :( Hang on in there, something will come soon!

livingsj77 said...

If I had a million I would totally pay your bills and then fly your whole family somewhere for a nice vaca...unfortunately my millions are MIA. Hang in there friend I know something good will come your way. Let me know if you need to chat.

The Sweetest said...

Jayne, this sucks donkeys. I am so sorry you are in this situation right now. I know the job market is terrible- I have looked for myself. Hang in there.

Kris said...

Love to you.


I hate that times are so difficult for you right now.


Paula Kiger said...

I just came over to you from Banded Together - my story seemed sort of similar to yours. Sadly, my story is STILL similar to yours (hubs has been out of work since August 2010). So much I can relate to in your post ... I was thinking when I was running that it seems like so many doors are opened JUST ENOUGH to see that there's a HUGE FEAST and then the door is slammed in his face as in "go back to your bread and water now, kid." Sending some positive thoughts your way.

Jayne said...

Zoe-I pretty much DID shit my pants. Ha!

Russell-Thanks, friend! I will remember that win you win the lottery. :)

The Psychobabble-Ugh. I'm so sorry.

Alison-It does suck. I'm trying to stay hopeful.

J-You are awesome as usual.

Carrie-Yes. Donkeys. Absolutely.

Kris-Thank you, and love to you too!

Paula-Thanks for coming over! Ugh. I'm so sorry that you've had such a rough time too! You are exactly RIGHT about the feast. So close yet so far. Sending good thoughts your way too!