Thursday, June 9, 2011


Pete finished work last Friday - the solar company he was with has 'gone under' and so he was made redundant, effective IMMEDIATELY - I went and picked him up.

We weren't going to tell his mum... because we're not really worried about it. Her stress about it is harder to deal with than anything else LOL We live on little money (relative to our culture) and so unemployment benefits will replace most of the lost income until he's working again... so to us, it's an annoying hurdle we have to jump that really wasn't needed in our lives right now (not sure when it would be, but you get the idea I am sure)

Well, now his mum knows *chuckle*

She rings up, Melinda answers the phone and MIL asks for mum or dad.... Melinda says "Mum is feeding Charlotte and I don't know where dad is"... this then leads to the question "Is dad at home?"... only answer can be 'yes' to which she heard "I THOUGHT SO!!"

Totally SPRUNG hey!

Well hopefully we now don't get the usual: You're too old to be starting a new job, people don't hire workers your age very often, you're going to run out of money.... yada yada yada

Yes, I know it's because she cares... it's just no fun dealing with such a negative way of it being shown :)



  1. Good luck with the job hunting. I have lived on Centrelink benefits on and off for quite a while so I know it is possible. If you haven't already, check out Simple Savings, an Australian site, on how to squeeze more out of your dollar if you are at all stuck. Sounds like you are on top of things anyway.

    Best wishes
    Jen in NSW

  2. My husband purposely quit a decent paying job where his boss was very unhappy to see him go (almost 3 weeks ago, May 27th). He figured if he was going to try to work for himself he should do it now. Talk about quick growth spurts in faith. There are so many people out of work and he decides to quit. Some of his family is needless to say... less than optimistic for him.

    But I'm not and I know who our real Helper is!

  3. I hope Pete finds another job real soon and that this 'in-between' time isn't too difficult.

    God has it all under control!