Sunday, February 24, 2008

Where to Start?

Thanks you all for your prayers. My Daddy came through the surgery fine. His eye is hurting a good bit though and he is quite uncomfortable.

I am still sick and the household stuff is piling around me as I type. It is awful. I hate being sick, at least my kids are not sick this go around (at least not yet)! Trying to find a starting point and knowing what needs to be done torture in itself. It hurts to talk and I sound like a smoker with a real gruff voice (I have never smoked a minute in my life).

The boys have been a real handful today and trying to stay away from 2 almost 2 year olds is virtually impossible! I just don't want them to catch this.

We have been presented with some challenges with Hubby's employment.

OPTION #1
My hubby has the job offer with the new company doing the same job. However, he found out it pays $40 less per day times 5 and a half days per week. It is also 10 miles longer in his pickup to get back and forth to work a day. Also $1700.00 out for 2 months of Cobra Coverage, until new insurance kicks in.

OPTION # 2
His present company had 2 days worth of work to do for half of what he is making now. Starting May 1 they have 4 days work for more than he's making now. He also would be off Tuesday and Wednesday (as well as Sunday). This would be more time to help on the farm. The hours are long though. 2 days are 18 hour shifts. The other 2 are 14 hours. I just don't know what we would do for those 2 months, that the work would just be part time. We would not have the $1700.00 in Cobra to pay by him doing this.

So we are at square 1 again and Saturday is his last day on this particular job. like I said he could stay with the same company for option #2.

Please pray that he would let God lead his heart and our family. Please pray that I would let him be the man of the house (even though he values my opinion) and that he would go where he needs to be.

As you can tell I am having a very difficult day today and I just needed to get it all out. Thank you all for being here for me. You are such wonderful friends. Many blessings on you!!!!

16 comments:

Mrs. Darling said...

Praying for you and your family, Marva.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad your dad made it through his surgery....praying for a speedy recovery! I know you and your hubby will make the right choice regarding his employment....sending prayers it will all work out! Hope you feel better soon. Hugs.....Ellie

Nico said...

Praying for you and your family! Big hugs to all of you, and blessings too.

Anonymous said...

Marva God will provide. Remember you told me that when I first got sick and could not work. You said
"that has carried me this far and will not drop you now he has you in his loving arms". I truly believe that. My prayers are with you and hubby.

Hugs
Vicki

Melinda said...

I have learned with my husband that I can give my opinion without 'telling' him what to do. I have had to learn to let go of what I want and let him be the head of the household. If you let him make the decision, he will know that you trust him. It's hard, I know, but you will make it through this! God Bless!

Southerner said...

It sounds like the old job would be better long term if you can hang through the two months. Could he deliver pizza or something on his off days to make some extra for a while?

You said that you must live close. I saw where you live from my site meter (he,he, I am sneaky) and I am N of you where rockets are found.

Hope you feel better also.
Me

Mimi said...

Marva, it will all work out. I really do admire your positive attitude.I'm sure that your husband appreciates it, too. Trust in God, he will make all things right. I am so happy that your Dad is doing well. Sending prayers.

Nikki said...

I will keep you and your husband's job decision in my prayers.

Marva said...

Thanks you Mrs. Darling! Prayers are ALWAYS welcome here....

Blessings!!!

Marva said...

Thank you Ellie! I hope I'm back to par soon too! Blessings!!

Marva said...

Thank you Nico!! Blessings!!!

Marva said...

Thank you for the reminder Vicki! You are a sweet friend......
Blessings!!!!

Marva said...

Thank you Melinda. Yes, I have to let him make this decision. It is hard when you are a control freak like me. LOL! Blessings!!!!!!

Marva said...

Hi Southerner! Nice of you to stop by! You are sneaky!!!!!! LOL!

I think that is what my hubby is leaning toward. It will work out and we have some money put back. I think he prabably could find some other work , here with my parents and such.

Blessings!!!

Marva said...

Thanks Mimi! You are so sweet! I am trying.....

Blessings!!!!

Marva said...

Thank you Nikki! The more praying the better! Blessings!!!!!