Thursday, February 10, 2011

LiFE.....IT's ConStantLY A CHaNGin'

Life is full of changes and change can be an interesting thing. Changes happen when we least expect them I have learned.....sometimes for the good and sometimes.....well, they just plain suck! Eventually though, I usually find the silver lining around the not so welcome changes.

Earl lost his second job on Dec. 30. He has worked for 3 years at a church doing cleaning. It was quite unexpected. No notice, no severence and no renewal of our lease on the house we rent from the church. So now we are short $1,400.00 a month and a place to live.

Fortunately, we found a house about 10 minutes away (so the kids can stay in the same school district). It's not as big and not nearly as nice, but it has potential. I will be loosing my craft room, one bedroom and a second bathroom. It's a really old house and the landlord said we can do whatever we want to fix it up. It does have a nice big yard and a nice front porch. There is a creek a couple of houses down that the kids can so some exploring around.

So, even though it is a very unexpected change, I think it will be nice. Earl and I are actually excited and once he finds a new second job and we get moved we should be okay again. Until then.....we just go with it and accept the new changes in our life.

Mallory and Jace in the snow

Mal's snowman

and Charlie went straight for the snowman

as soon as he walked out the door.

Poor Snowman!

I guess his life is full of change too!



Hi Sherry! i was just wondering about you. I have missed your posts. I am so sorry Earl lost his job, and you guys lost your house too. They could have at least gave you some warning. I sure hope things work out for you. I will say a prayer for your family. This picture of your kids is beautiful. They sure are cute. Keep your chin up Hon!

Quiltingranny said...

Sherry, I know things are tight right now, but my dear friend have you ever thought of teaching craft classes at your local craft store, co-op or community college? You do such amazing work!

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