Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Job hunting

Dragon has to start job hunting AGAIN

We sold the house up north.  Wow now we can get back on our feet!  Right?

Not so fast.

Umm that bill you were paying every month?  Well it didn't get paid and we are going to repo your camper.

problem resolved.  We still don't know who was at fault for that or why it took them so long to notify us that there was a problem.  But problem resolved.  Oh and we get to keep our camper!  It shouldn't ding our credit either.  Banks fault maybe?

That was Monday.

Fast forward to today....

I got a call around noon.

"Um honey, I need to start looking for a new job.  I don't think this one is going to last much longer."

Lay offs.

Just what we need.

I guess this is how the civilian world works.  Sometimes I sure do miss the military.

I am so afraid that i can't breath.

Now lets talk PTSD and what a huge trigger this is going to be for Dragon.  I had to talk him down from a panic attack when he called.   I have to be strong for him.  I thought we were done with crazy crap when he retired.   If this is how the rest of society lives, I want my old military life back.


  1. I am so sorry you are going through this. I try to not think of layoffs, but it happens. Crossing my fingers for you guys! You are definitely in my thoughts.

  2. Awe Sugar, have faith! Things have a way of working themselves out. Perhaps there's a better door just waiting to be opened.
    As for PTSD, that's a bear of a different nature. So impressed that you were able to talk him through the anxiety. I know it's frightening.
    I'll add you both to my prayers!
    Peace and Hugs! Catrinka

  3. thank you! I am trying to stay positive. I just needed my moment of whine. There may be a congressional fix coming but who knows. I am not going to count on it.

    When God closes a door, he opens a window. I am trying not to borrow trouble. I am trying to stay positive and keep a good attitude for Dragon. If I can keep my head on my shoulders, I won't be a ptsd trigger myself. I have to keep strong.

    Blog land is my sounding board for now. Be patient with me please. This blog is about my life, written for me by me. I'll still be posting fun stuff but life isn't always fun and games.

    Now I think I'll go have some cheeze to go along with my whine. I'll find a way to put a happy face on this somehow. Maybe there is a better job waiting for him or maybe he will get hired to a full time position! Now that would be a blessing.

    Prayers please.

  4. I'm so sorry. A few suggestions, call and find out what kind of unemployment benefits he will be eligible for if he does get laid off. Next call the local Veteran's association and see if they know of any jobs for retired vets.

    God always opens one door when he closes another. Don't fret. You keep calm so you can help Dragon it the PTSD rears it's ugly head.

    (((hugs))), prayers and positive thoughts heading your way.

    1. We printed out his VA papers last night. We need to get his disability payments started. Life has been so busy that we haven't gotten that paper work done.

  5. Rose dear - I am so sorry that you two are going through all of this. You whine here as much as you need so that you can be strong for your Dragon. Sunny had some great suggestions. Making those calls is a positive step for you to take.

    Please email me when you get a chance, depending on what Dragon is looking/qualified for, I may have some ideas but don't want to post that info here.

    Sending lots of prayers and positive energy your way.


  6. Will be praying for his employment. God bless y'all- Belle L.

  7. Ack! It seems like you two can't catch a long term break, BUT I know that when this has happened with us, it has led to a better job with more stability. We will pray here.