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that my credit score doesn't suck anymore. I got a credit report yesterday just to see what the state of things were and I was very surprised to find that my score was a 726. That is like a freaking miracle for me. I remember when we bought our house 4 years ago it was a 570 (sucks). We still have a lot of debt to dump (about $8 grand that is in my name alone) but it was nice to see things on an upswing.<br><br>
Off topic, I am very nervous about the future. I found out yesterday that DH's company will be going on strike as of midnight on August 2nd. He said he won't know for how long, one year it was 2 weeks (which is doable) and another year it was 16 weeks (in which case I would be taking over the "main breadwinner" spot by picking up more shifts at work). The worst case scenario: his company may close down and not start back up at all because his facility is one of the most expensive to run due to its location. If they can't negotiate a contract then they just might say, "Well, screw it then, we'll go open a facility in Texas because it is cheaper, have a nice life." With the job market the way it is, I am concerned that he will have a hell of a time finding work. My job is pretty secure, I wait tables and people always seem to have money for drinking and gambling. But if I have to go back to work full time, how am I going to homeschool? I just bought the damn curriculum for dd1, it would really bum me out if we couldn't do this.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
The whole thing really makes me want to get these cards paid down in a hurry. I am going to start putting away some cash a little at a time, which we should be doing anyway. So I guess I will just be walking on eggshells for the next few weeks. I hate financial uncertainty.
 

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Congrats on your credit score! It feels good doesn't it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
~As far as your husbands job-it sounds like quite an array of different scenarios that can play out. Personally when it comes to these types of situations I found that I have very little/no control over how they will go. I tend to waste needless energy stressing over it and in the end it all works out and I have a few more grey hairs. I guess my point is prepare for the worst case as best as possible, but don't let the uncertainty of the unknown stress you out on the daily. I know-easier sdaid than done-right? Best of luck.....
 

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Congrats! I put off finding mine out for years, and finally did when encouraged here on MDC. I was pleasantly surprised as well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">But if I have to go back to work full time, how am I going to homeschool? I just bought the damn curriculum for dd1, it would really bum me out if we couldn't do this.</div>
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Is there some reason your DH can not teach himself until he has found a new job and you can go back to part time?<br><br>
At least you have lots of options it sounds like, best of luck to you
 

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Well, he probably could, but he is not the most patient person around. I think he would give it a shot and he may even surprise me. Ah, who knows.<br><br>
I think I feel particularly bummed out about these upcoming changes because we (especially me) were so content with how things were going. For the majority of our relationship I carried our house and the bills simply because I made way more $$ than him at the time. I went back to work fulltime when dd1 was 5 weeks old because we couldn't afford for me not to work and I got no paid maternity leave. And that was such a sore spot for me, it was so hard to leave and feel like I missed so much of her babyhood. So when I got pregnant with dd2 he landed this job and moved very quickly through the ranks and it was a pretty sweet deal. I was able to take a really long maternity leave and only work 2-3 nights a week (if that) and really enjoy our new LO and spend time with the older one. It has been great. Now it just looks like my dream come true is being threatened and it makes me feel sad that I may have to go back to working full time in a place that makes me absolutely nuts (a different kind of nuts that doesn't involve kids <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">).<br><br>
Well, we'll see!
 
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