P.S. This is Jenni. Thanks everyone for your kind words. We are going to be just fine. Do you want to know how I found out about Will being laid off?
Friday night I knew he was going to be late coming home because he was going for a run with a friend (they are training for a 50K in January). I had made a pumpkin pie for a Friday night treat and called Will and asked him if he would pick up some whipping cream on his way home. I actually tried calling him all afternoon, but no answer.
He got home and pulled out a tub of Coolwhip.
Well, I am sort of anti-coolwhip ever since I decided that foods in their natural state were better than subtsitutes. So I said, "Will, you know I hate coolwhip - it is full of hydroginated oil and aspartame. Why did you get the real dairy stuff like I asked?"
He said, "But the coolwhip was on sale!"
I replied, "Yeah, but you could have just paid like 50 cents more and gotten the real stuff." (with a major sad face on)
"Well I would have gotten the more expensive stuff but I lost my job today." He replied.
I just looked at him like he was completey joking - because Will is always playing jokes on me. I was like "Yeah right." But he was very insistent. "That is why I didn't answer my phone all afternoon - I was in a meeting with Chad. I brought home everything from my office in a box."
"Coolwhip is just fine. Thank you." I said with a gulp.
We are surprised that Will was fortunate enough to hold on to his job for so long being how the market is, but I know it is because he such a hard worker and good at what he does (he won't tell you that). We have enough in savings to last us for a couple of months and in the meantime we will hunt for a new job and enjoy our time together.
When Will and I were first married, neither of us had jobs for about 4 months. It was one of the happiest memories. We didn't have much money but we spent so much time together and made so many lasting memories. That is how I am looking at this right now - just some time we will get together because soon enough Will will be back to work and gone 5 days a week for 50 hours. We will enjoy him here while we can. :) Some say that is an all-too optomistic attitude, but hey you gotta look on the bright side. :)
P.P.S. If you have no idea what I am talking about, Will wrote a post yesterday about how he was laid off.
P.P.P.S. I obviously must be either typing super fast or I am tired because I made a LOAD of spelling errors in this post. But I am not fixing them. :)