I don't know if anyone will start reading my blog again, but I figured I would try to update everyone and keep posting at least once a month.
My husband is about to go to training and pay thousands of dollars out his own pocket to get current on his certificates for certain planes. He is doing this in hopes that a company he applied to work for can use him for flights. This company gets calls from people with private planes than need a pilot to fly for them for a few days, or whatever the need is, and then the company calls pilots from a database they have. JD would be in their database and would hopefully get enough calls to merit paying for his own training. We are putting his training on a 0% interest credit card and we are hoping he gets to fly 12 to 15 days a month. Then he will be able to support our household and make monthly payments towards the training bill.
I didn't end up going to work part time after all. JD didn't want me to start doing that until we absolutely needed me to. For the past few months we have been living off his end of service pay. As of February that runs out, however, so hopefully this new gig will pan out for us. Or he will have to go with plan B and call a friend of the family that owns a car dealership and see if he can work for him. That would be quite a change!
Its been nice having JD home full time for the past few months. I am not looking forward to having to go days without him. I wish he could find a job that brings him home every night for dinner and to put the kids to bed. He has been cooking dinner for us all every night, he says he enjoys doing that. So now I've been spoiled and don't look forward to handling that on my own. I don't cook hot meals for myself when he is gone. The kids don't eat what we eat, they eat chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese... so I usually make a salad or a sandwich or a frozen lean cuisine dinner for myself. Not exactly exciting stuff.
Oh well, I guess my perfect life bubble is about to end soon. I am not happy about it. But that is life. Someone has to work to have a house and feed the family. And someone needs to watch the kids and take care of them. Just have to suck it up and dig in my heals. I've done it before... for 35 days at a time, I can do it again. Hopefully this time it will only be a couple days or a week or two max at a time.