I debated about posting this for some time, but I think I will.
Thursday I lost my job after around 27 years of service. In essence (it is more complicated) my job went overseas. I have know this could happen for a couple of years, but I clung to the hope that I could hang on to closer to retirement. Hope is one thing and the real world is another.
I design furniture finishes. ( Again, it is more complicated than that, but that is the gist of it.) This type of business is what I have been doing for the last 33 years. I am not sure what else I might be qualified for. but I guess I will find out.
I am not concerned about what I do or even the salary as much as I am health care for Anne. Her condition is beyond expensive. I have not given a lot of thought to keeping Sam in collage if things go bad. I can't sleep and I am sick with worry.
The good news is at the present rate of weight loss I am having from stress, I think I might hit my ideal weight in about a week or so.
I have a fairly good severance package and I am okay for a few months.
The day after this happened I was to go to the Iron Maiden. ( Women's Fencing Tournament) I really did not wish to go, but people were counting on me for a place to stay.
Anne wanted me to go to take my mind off it. It did at times, as long as I was focused on something. Other times it was pretty bad. It was good to go and hang out with the gang. Perhaps that was the best idea.
I am going to cut back on fencing for the next couple of months. Save a little gas and money. Not stop, but give up a couple of nights. Mostly I can't really focus on it. I am just to distracted.
So, if I don't post often or if you don't see me around as much, this is the reason.
If you do see me around, do me a favor. Don't ask me if I found anything yet. I think this might be slow going.