I am going back to work

baymule

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I start a new job today. Yup, going back to work. Last year was a financial disaster. The truck went into the shop 4 times, the bills were $2,000+ and the last breakdown was $4500. The car broke down, more $$$, and the Kawasaki mule broke down-just the parts were $2,000. With the first breakdown, we put it on a credit card to spread out the cost over several months, which normally would work out just fine. but the hits just kept coming. At one time, the only thing running was the tractor and we joked about riding that to town.

In November, my husband had cataract surgery. There were 3 tiers of lenses. The first tier, Medicare and the supplement would pay 100%. The 2nd tier corrected a little more, the 3rd tier corrected the stigmatism and long and short distance vision. He wanted thee 3rd tier so badly, but was going to settle for tier #1 because of cost. This was a one time surgery, no going back later to redo it and get the upgrade. I insisted that he get Tier #3 because it would improve the rest of his life. The price tag was $5,000. Yeah, ouch.

ONE crisis we could have handled, even two, but we kept getting sh!t at and hit.

We have argued about me getting a job to get things paid off. We are making more than the payments, but owing that much money puts me in a very bad mood. It will take too long to get things back to where I am happy. We did not want to sell assets and now with the stock market in the toilet, I wouldn't take the loss anyway. I am not one to dither about whining, so finally I made an appointment for a job interview and TOLD my husband, this is what I am going to do. I was hired. I go in today from 1-4 for training.

I will be working in an assisted living facility in a nearby town. With the covid-19 virus going around, what a stroke of luck. I will be in a lockdown situation and not having the public breathing, coughing and sneezing in my face all day. I figure I will work for the next 6 months or so. It will be hard, we are raising 50 Cornish Cross chicks, 2 feeder pigs, a big garden and I will have lots to do. BJ is on board and will do all he can to help me. We will get this done.
 

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Sorry it came to this, but good luck in your new venture. Might be more of us joining you due to this stock market decline...:(
 

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I saw & replied on BYH. You will do great & then quit. LOL

As I said there -- "crap happens" is one reason I waiver to totally stop work. It's scary. My 2 part time jobs allow me an amount of flex and no concern about my age, just a good job done -- happy store managers make for my happy district manager.

Of course, I am home alone. While no one with which to share, there's also no one else to consider. Just me & the critters. I'm it! Been that way for years. Do what's best.
 

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Wow, Bay. We had a year like that, 2018-2019. But, not as bad as yours. So sorry you have to take this drastic step, especially during this pandemic. But, kudos to you for taking action instead of letting your credit card debt bury you. Stay safe. Wear a mask and change it often. Step out of your clothes and into the shower the minute you get home. Hugs to you.
 

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I'm sure you will do great!! just relax and try not to get overwhelmed
 

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Me neither! You could find that you won't want to quit that job when it's time to do so....I can see you being a huge asset to a facility and in nurturing the elderly, while also bringing a ray of sunshine in with you every day! I love folks who work happy.
 

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Haha, I went today and was told training starts tomorrow. The poor girl was terribly embarrassed and apologetic. I told her not to worry about it, stuff happens. So I'll go in tomorrow and get started.
 

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