Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Yikes! NINE days...

I wish that being unemployed didn’t come with the pressure and anxiety of being umm, unemployed. Take away the obligation to provide for your family and unemployment is actually pretty damn enjoyable!

During my time out of work, Littlefoil and I would have an almost leisurely breakfast together. I would read the paper and we’d chat about the day’s events – how I was going to apply for some jobs that I wasn’t qualified for and how he was going to make a collage with beans and glue and sparkles.

Only I couldn’t really enjoy it because behind that sunny morning picture I was constantly doing the math in my head. This much savings less a mortgage payment due in eleven days leaves “X” more months before the house is at risk divided by the unemployment rate times first time unemployment claims divided by “X” amount of layoffs plus the total number of applicants for a single position times the car payment…

Now my worries about the car payment have been replaced by a completely new set of concerns. But that’s fine. I said it before and I’ll say it again. I’m happy to be working again.

But unless I start blogging from work (a bad habit of which I am at this very moment guilty), it’s going to be hard to keep TMUOTF current and happening. Not impossible but hard…

2 comments:

Arkay said...

Figure it out.

Tim Foil said...

Yeah, I'm working on it. In fact, I did a lot of thinking about it during the 1 hour and 40 minute commute that I just finished...