If you were to one day knit for sale, how much would a pair of longies be? lol. I need/want to buy a few pairs, but always end up chickening out because of the price. Once we get closer to the baby coming I'm going to have to bite the bullet and buy at least one pair though.
I wrote about it very longwindedly in my DDC if anyone wants the whole deal, but DH is essentially being fired/quitting his job today. Some crap went down two week ago when he asked for two days off in order to compete in a hiring process with the city paramedic service, and his company decided he's not loyal enough anymore, and doesn't value the work he's getting (even though most of their employees work at both places). When his July schedule came out yesterday... he wasn't on it. His boss didn't even have the nerve to tell him, so he called his second in command boss, and was told that bossman thought DH needed to examine his priorities and whether he truly wanted to work for the company... assured him that he wasn't fired, but that he wouldn't have any work for the month and they would see in august. It's BS, as that company has pretty much ruined our lives over the past year with how much crap DH has put up with to continue working for them. If the labor board found out about half their practices, they would be shut down, add to that a boss/owner who is delusional and makes decisions (including current policy and procedure) based on his mood at the time..., and it's just been a nightmare. I've been asking DH for months to quit, but he couldn't convince himself to bite the bullet... so this has kind of done it for him.
He worked his shift last night, and this morning (I thought he should have called them and said go screw yourselves, I'm not showing up...) and then he's going to call them today and tell them he's quitting and htey need to cover his last 3 shifts. I'm glad that he's done... both to be away from the company, to have a new opportunity at a new job (iwth better pay, an HR department, possibly health benefits, and just... something more in his field), but also because it means we will have some time off together now. It's kind of a miracle. I feel like we haven't had time together to just breathe in over a year. Also-- we have a TON of stuff around the house and yard to finish, so even if it takes him 4-6 weeks or more to find another job, he'll have enough stuff around here to do-- and it's probably the only way it would ever have gotten done, so it's a blessing really.
He's got to put up a new fence in our yard, including two gates, then re-sod our side yard, put down soil and seed in our front lawn, put in a few flower beds/planters... and then inside we have an entire basement to finish. It's been gutted, but we haven't had time to reconstruct it into a finished basement yet, and it would be wonderful to get that done before the baby comes. yay!
Anyways... so we're going to take off camping today for a few days, which will be soooo soooooo amazing. I can't wait to just... relax. Have some time to ourselves, without his bosses constantly calling him and asking things, or giving him two hours notice for a shift. And then when we get back, it will be so nice to see our home start to take shape again around us.
I feel like I should be more upset that I'm 17 weeks pregnant and my husband is now unemployed... lol... but really I'm angry at the company and their $hit poor methods of doing things, but so glad for the push it's given DH, and the summer it will afford us. Financially we'll be fine, we put pretty much one of our whole salaries in the bank each month, plus we have savings, and a LOC on the house we got specifically to renovate... so we'll be fine for a few months... so all I see is possibility.