It has been a while. I apologize.
I haven’t been blogging because I felt that I didn’t have anything new to add. Our struggle with unemployment keeps on chugging along, and I
felt like a broken record. Ok, I still feel like a broken record, because…
… a few days ago Hot Hubbie got a nice computer-generated e-mail that the Perfect Job that he applied for is no longer available. After I wrote that post, the Perfect Job [Posting], and after we thought that all of our contacts had disappointed us and we had hit a brick wall, Hubbie realized that he knew one other person at that company. Come to find out, this person would have been the hiring manager for this Perfect Job, but changed jobs a few months ago. Our network-er still got in contact with his old co-workers, and the hiring manager, and put a good word in for Hot Hubbie.
We were very hopeful that this was the job we have waited 3 1/2 years for. We thought that the “stars were aligning” for this job: we stumbled across the job posting, we applied well before the deadline, we had a very relevant contact that networked the job for us, and Hubbie was extremely qualified to do the job.
All that networking did not help. The position was filled, internally, of course. And our network-er said it was filled by someone far less qualified than Hot Hubbie. (See, I told you, I am just a broken record. How many times do we have to be turned down from a Perfect Job?) We were really hoping that this job would work out for us, but alas, that was not in The Plans.
In the meantime, we have decided to try to start a new venture. (Try to make our own job, and subsequently, our own income.)
I am not going to spill the beans, and ruin the surprise . I will announce our new company when we are ready for launch.
But, right now, it is taking a lot of time and work (especially computer work) to get this thing going, and since I am now on the computer doing work, I don’t really feel like spending my “off work” hours on the computer too. Hence, blog posts have been few and far between.
We have high hopes for this venture. We have to have high hopes for it, because every other door and window has slammed in our face. Right now, this is the only opportunity we have to potentially earn a living again. (We keep praying that it will be successful!) It has to be successful, we don’t have any other options.
Wish us luck!
Better yet, say a prayer in our behalf that we can make this venture work and provide for our family again.
We could use all the prayers we can get.