Just a small update on us
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|Fri, 04-11-2003 - 10:03am|
DH has been looking diligently and basically finding nothing. So, it has boiled down to "what new career would you like to do?" It has boiled down to he is going to try his hand at becoming a Real Estate Agent.
We could use all the positive thoughts/prayers, etc... you could spare because I know this is basically a big gamble since it's a straight commission field and sales but it seems to be the direction we are to be moving in. And frankly, I'm *very* nervous about it...I like the stability of a *real* job LOL!! But no doors are opening in that department. I think he will do good at it because he does have a background in Real Estate but....
I just have to tell you about this though, I think it's just totally awesome. DH had to go meet with the agent yesterday and had to bring a check for $250 for the class/books, etc... (so he has his books and can start reading it anytime now). We weren't quite expecting to have to pay it then but OK, we had the money (and shame on us...I had a *plot* in the back of my head that we would just use a convience check from one of our credit cards to figure out all the fees he had to pay the first year and use that and the tuition was included...(OK...I'm hanging my head now for admitting that on this board that I'm even considering doing such a thing!! I know, it has a transaction fee, I know all the pitfalls, etc... but....sometimes you have to take drastic measures..*blushing*).
Anyway, so we didn't do the credit card route because she needed the check before I had time to get there, so I figured I would do that this morning. Lo & behold, DH went to church yesterday to finish up some computer work he was doing. When he came home he had a check for $260...I about fell over. Turns out it was *extra* from the Missions givings and they had to spend it on missions (they couldn't just put it in the general fund or anything like that), so they like to help out anyone who is unemployed in the church. Is that great or what? I knew they had told us if we needed help paying bills or whatever to just ask but we have been hanging in there, etc... We never asked for anything yet. We had no idea this was coming nor did they even know DH was taking this class. I just thought that was totally awesome!!
So that is where we are at right now...our goal is for him to hopefully just make enough to pay the bills and keep our heads above water at least when he first starts. It will take about a month or so for him to get his license and then of course take a while to get started, etc... So we aren't out of the woods by any way, shape or form but at least it's a start.