Friday, December 11, 2009

Fun For Friday, Sort Of, But Not Really

So yesterday will forever rank up there as one of the worst days of my adult life.

#1 being the day my mom died.

#2 being yesterday.

Yep, that bad.

We were completely blindsided and our lives changed course forever.

Lets just say Sugar Daddy left for work at his usual time, and appeared back home a couple of hours later, pale, distraught, and befuddled. In his back pocket was stuffed a big yellow envelope. With his walking papers.

Yep, he was let go yesterday. After 16 years. 2 weeks before Christmas. And 6 days after we moved into a new house. Life is good.

So now we regroup, reevaluate, and reexamine our lives to decide what this means for us. In the meantime, Christmas was taken care of early this year, thank goodness, and we have stopped unpacking any remaining boxes because odds are we won't be here long. Life is good, indeed.

Oh, we also lose our health insurance next month, he needs surgery to fix his hernia (acquired at work, go figure), and I need my happy pills to survive. Life is wonderful.

So please excuse me when I say, Merry Freaking Christmas!

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27 comments:

Michelle said...

I am sorry to hear about your day yesterday. If there is anything you need, please don't hesitate to call me. We love you guys!! Hang in there.

Shannon Watson said...

Oh, Keli, I'm so sorry. Will you send me his resume (whenever he has it all updated or whatever) - I have a few connections adn so does Rob, and we'd be glad to send it along.

I believe you are required by law to be covered by COBRA for a certain number of months; it will cost a pretty penny but far less than a hernia surgery. http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/faqs/faq_consumer_cobra.HTML

Let me know if I can do anything.

bonny with a Y said...

oh man, that sucks.

Kalli Ko said...

Keli THAT SUUUUUCKS and I will commiserate with you bc the exact same thing happened to us last March.

You can do this! I'll keep you guys in my prayers.

Christian and Karen Robinson said...

First life sucks and then it blows. I'm so sorry, Keli!!

Kylie said...

Yikes, Keli, I'm so sorry! J was once let go through 3 weeks before Christmas and it really, REALLY sucks! Good luck with determining what you guys are going to do. I hope you find a really great option!

LuVera said...

Oh my gosh! I hope the bright side will be that you can come closer to us! You are in our prayers. We love you so much.

Amber said...

Whoa, that sucks major Keli. Let me know if I can do anything for you....

nikkipicky said...

Yes you may definately say "Merry Freakinig Christmas"....

I am so sorry to hear about Sean's job. It is going around lately. I will pray for a quick job find. Maybe Utah is the answer..... Good Luck.

Jessica said...

Oh no. I am so sorry. I will keep you in my prayers. I know good things will come to such fun people as yourselves. What new house? Where are you guys now?

Kathie said...

Keli we are soooo sorry to hear about Sean's job. That just stinks!!!! You're in our thoughts and prayers!

Phoebe said...

I am so sorry!

Darci & Devin Buhl said...

So Sorry, Keli. Thats horrible news. I hope something turns up for you guys soon.

DAY said...

That's a horrible horrible thing to happen. period. no warning, nothing. especially right before Christmas. you are in my prayers. keep the faith, we know trials happen for a reason. sometimes it would just be nice if they happened only with our permission!

Laura said...

No freaking way that is so crazy. I'm so sorry! That is so unfair especially since you guys moved across the country for that job. I hope he finds something even better soon. I wish you guys the best of luck- sending good vibes your way.

mandee said...

KELI! I can't believe it! We were there almost 4 years ago except it was after christmas!! It totally bites! I had just had a baby and was not in the best shape and life was...GOOD right! I hope he finds something soon. Definitely look into cobra even if just you and sean are covered or just him for the surgery, it will be cheaper that way.

Do you still have your Utah house?? Maybe..I know you don't want to be back here but who knows! Keep the faith! You will be in my prayers!

LIZ said...

Keli, I'm so sorry that really sucks. If there is any thing I can do help out or what ever you need I'm here, just let me know. We will also keep you guys in our prayers.

Stacy O said...

Well now isn't that just craptastic!
So sorry Keli. You are your family are in my prayers. Something better will come, and maybe closer to your family! Big hugs.

Rachel B said...

Sorry Keli.

amy k said...

What a shock! I'm sorry and we wish you the best of luck. As one that has been down that road, hang in there. Do the things you are suppose to and things will find a way! Love ya.

Jacob said...

Keli ... wow ... you have reaffirmed by belief that there is no such thing as security. Hopefully there was a huge severance package included in that yellow envelope.

On the bright side now is a great time to find a new warm climate to land in. I will keep a good thought for you guys.

Tami Allred said...

This is just horrible. I feel for you. I can't believe this happened and now of all times.

Timing is everything and it's just not right.

My husband was laid off twice in our married life and both times before Christmas but not this close.

Things will work out, they always do. Hang in there and I have room at my house for you guys.

fluentbrittish said...

That? SUCKS, my friend. I'm so sorry. At least when they did that to us they gave us a few weeks notice.

Two weeks before Christmas??That's just harsh. I hope they offered you some sort of severance.

Best wishes!

Noel said...

wow kel. have you had so many comments before now?? i wish this would have happened in the summertime same as gary, then we could have all hung out at great america, and sugar daddy would at least have a tan belly!! get the place ready. we'll be there in may :)

traci said...

KR left Jeff go on Valentine's Day - no warning. In fact, he came home for lunch like usual and then went back to work. Two hours later he was back home. With no job. We'd known I was pregnant for only four days at the time.

Best of luck. We'll keep you in our prayers. Here in Indiana there is a program for kids for free health care, perhaps there is something similiar in Chicago.

Hang in there!!

grannybabs said...

The main perk of being self-employed - you can never get laid off. You can have no work and no money coming in - but you do have a job!!

We will keep you all in our prayers.

I didn't even know you had moved.

Guess that didn't rank a post??

Felipe and Erika said...

I was SO sad to read your blog, I can't even imagine. I am so sorry.