Friday, June 8, 2012


My husband just got notice that he will be laid off after tomorrow. His mill filed chapter 11 last Thursday and if they don't find a buyer by July 28th, may close completely. He is very upset, we are not spring chickens anymore and the thought of  finding and starting a new job is daunting . Thank goodness I am still working and that his insurance benefits will continue.
A few days ago, due to a bed issue, my son was moved to a different facility where they don't have phones in the rooms for us to call. They gave him back his cell phone which of course is dead and he called asking whether we would be willing to prepay some texting and minutes for him. I said no immediately, knowing all of the wonderful phone contacts he has in it. He was not a happy camper about that.
He called his dad last night and spoke with him about it. His dad told him he supported my decision but we would talk about it some more and let him know if we change our minds. He pointed out that he can still call us and his sponsor through his therapist.
He will be coming home very soon since he is almost at the end of his IOP and the next step there, the halfway house, is totally out of the question since his dad is going to be out of a job. Insurance will not cover the rent.
I am having a great deal of anxiety on every front at the moment. I feel like the air is being squeezed out of my chest and I find myself drifting away from the good behaviors and thoughts I have been practicing these past couple of months.
Higher Power, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference....... now more than ever.
Have a great weekend everyone.



TMagic said...

I am praying for you.

TMagic said...

I am praying for you.

Dad and Mom said...

I am so sorry for dad and everyone else. Been there done that, got the t-shirt.

I am hoping for the best.

Where are you located? What industry? I have contacts in many areas.

Sheri said...

We are hoping for the best as well, one day at a time. This isnt our first time at the rodeo either with the job situation. He was laid off for 16 months starting in 2009 and my hours were cut by 20% at the same time. At least this time, I have my hours back.
We live in Northeast Ohio, Youngstown/Warren area.Any leads would be great. He does mobile equipment repair at a steel mill and was head of maintenance at a warehouse also. He has experience and training repairing EV1 electric trucks and with Litton conveyor systems. He is also an avid motorcycle rider :-)Honda Shadow