Herself: Swam, finished the entry thanks to the poetry group, and came home to find G home. I shared G’s bad day at work.
Balance: Out of……
They took three groups into three separate rooms. Room one was kept on, indefinitely. Room two was laid off right then with a severance package and employment assistance. Room three will be laid off in two months or till the end of the year. G was in room Three.
The good things are that we have advanced notice, we have no outstanding bills tho we have ongoing bills, and if he sticks around till the end, he too will have a generous severance package. The vacation is paid for, so we will keep on packing. If a good job comes along, he will take it. Otherwise, he will do the work on the half bath himself.
The bad part is that I have security issues. That’s my problem. And there are no jobs out there.
A bow shot of the Serenade of the Seas with the Carnival Elation. April 2009.
Living with G has always tested these security issues, and I’ve never done anything much to make them better because of my learning disabilities. I've always been an artists. I've had a number of shows too. I’ve also been a pay clerk…that one didn’t work, a set decorator, a filing clerk…that one didn’t work either, an artist…and resorted to paste up and graphic art several times. Once I even took tickets at a movie theater. I was really a failure at counting money for the government. Just cause I am smart doesn’t mean I can do numbers.
Among other things, I’ve been a library aide, a recreation aide, a custodian, a security officer. I became a towing company lot manager so I could see what my husband looked like for a few years. I’ve relied on him to bring in the medical benefits….and he always has.
“It’ll be ok,” He keeps telling me.
Three giant cruise ships in town yesterday. The Swine Flu has the cruise lines trolling the coast of California not Mexico: Left to right: Sapphire Princess, Carnival Elation, Serenade of the Seas, and the USS Midway. April 2009.
He’s been as many odd things as I have. What he wanted to be was an army officer. After the military academy, he worked for a barbed wire company, a printing company, a house painter and his own company as a house painter, a tow truck driver, a car rental company, a computer program company…and an assortment of the other odds and ends jobs one over the years.
All but one of those jobs came with bennies.
I’d lie if I said I wasn’t going to worry. I’ll worry. I woke at three, tossing and turning, thinking until four when we got up. I’ll probably write about it a lot….writing helps.
So…we will write out a plan of attack, go on our trip, and see what happens next. Life is never boring.
The Carnival Elation with some of the crowds that came down to the Embarcadero to see the ships. April, 2009