Mommy talk - Summer addition

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Mommy talk - Summer addition
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Tue, 06-22-2010 - 10:26am

Mari started one of these a while back and i thought I would bring it back. :)


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Tue, 06-22-2010 - 12:17pm
Sorry about the work situation Cassie. I get like that with my job, there are few things worse than a job you loathe.

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Tue, 06-22-2010 - 12:53pm
Oh, Cassie, I'm sorry that you are having such a hard time at work! Is there any way you could find another job??
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Tue, 06-22-2010 - 8:45pm

Mari, I have been looking but the economy is still pretty rough here. I also have to consider what I am making now and benefits as I carry the insurance for our family. The other thing is right now I work rolling days and get either 3 or 4 days off in a row depending on the shift. So if I were to go to a different job Simon would probably be more full time day care where right now it balances out to part time. We discussed me taking a slight pay cut but the few things I have applied for I have not even gotten an interview for. Most things around here right now are not a slight pay cut, we are talking like $5-10 an hour lower then what I make. Which we could survive on cause we live well below but I like being able to put all the money into savings to have a cushing and in hopes that someday we will move somewhere we can actually own a home.


I'm just stuck unless something shows up.


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Wed, 06-23-2010 - 6:51am

Cassie,


I already said this in the baby talk thread but I totally feel your pain right now. I just found out yesterday that I did not get the hospital job I interviewed for, even though the interview went fantastic. So I am back to job hunting again. I am supposed to return to work on August 2nd and I am dreading the very thought of it. I don't so much mind the job itself, but as you all know, my boss is HORRIBLE and the fact that I will have to leave Selin for nearly 11 hours day to work for someone like that just kills me. I am applying for everything and anything and am hoping I will find something else or DH will find a better job soon so I won't have to work at all.


This sucks!!


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Wed, 06-23-2010 - 3:39pm
Cassie- In that case, I hope you can find some motivation to keep working there, and I really, really hope you find a better job sooner than later.
Christine- I'm sorry... I really wanted you to get the job!
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Sun, 06-27-2010 - 10:01am

Uh Cassie, I'm sorry you are feeling this way. Did you find out yet about the visit?

As I recall, you used to really like your job before Simon was born, am I right? I think honestly that it is hard to leave an infant to go to work no matter where you are working--hence why anything less than a 6 month maternity leave is just not right (IMO).

(((HUGS))) I know right now two years seems like forever, but you'll get through and the economy will recover and things will definitely look up. I know it just sucks until then, though. :-(

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Tue, 06-29-2010 - 9:58am

Well the visit has come and gone. All I really heard about it was that it went good. I guess he got there then spent 2 or 3 hours in the office on a conferance call. So everyone was pretty much out on the floor zoning and making sure everything looked perfect. Cause apparentally our store isn't allowed to look shopped at 4 in the afternoon. Which makes no since to me but what do I know. So we all still have jobs. Yeah and boo all at once.


I'm feeling a little bit better about work. I think

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Wed, 06-30-2010 - 11:07pm
Hello, ladies! I know I have been MIA for quite a while. Just finally have a chance to pop in here. Things have been crazy busy. Kaeden is getting so big! He has been walking since he was 9.5 months. He babbles a lot and says things like mama here, doggy, kitty, thank you, and quite a bit more. He has sentence structure in his babble, and he is so smart. We have planted a garden this year, and it is doing quite well. I have had more lettuce and radishes than I can handle. :) I am also back in the race car, and have managed to get two heat wins, which is a "career" best. I've never had one of those before. I miss all of you. Currently, I am trying to survive a hectic summer, with hopes of TTC again next summer.
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Fri, 07-09-2010 - 3:56am

*digging this thread out again*


I think this is probably the best place for my update/question!


As some of you might recall DH and I are househunting. After we didn't get the house in our village I was pretty defeatist, especially as all the other houses that came on the market were well out of our price range. I found a few that were a little further away, but DH doesn't want to move too far.


Well, yesterday I found this house: a semi-detached with three decent sized bedrooms, two reception rooms, driveway and big garden backing onto open fields. Here's the big drawback: It's in the nearest town to us (not a village) and in a different county.


At this point I probably need to explain a few England-specific details. Around here, the countryside is valued higher than living in a town, so as a result the more well-to-do families live in the villages, where the schools tend to be better and the house prices are much higher. As it happens we live in Buckinghamshire which is one of the "richest" counties in the UK, and because of this and the commutable distance to London, prices in good areas are mega high. The towns are much cheaper, but also have more people with lower educational background and on benefits (I hope I don't sound too snobby here).


So, this house is at the very edge of the town, in a quiet area, and there is one very good primary school nearby. BUT - it's still in town, and we wouldn't be in the catchment area of the Grammar schools (which are in Buckinghamshire), so we'd have to move again in 10 years at the latest.


So here's my question: What would you do? I admit part of me not wanting to live in town is social snobbery. But I do want a good education for my children, so we would really have to move to get into the good secondary schools. On the other hand, this house seems to be what we need (we're viewing tomorow) and it's affordable.

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Fri, 07-09-2010 - 4:29am
I would go for it. Who knows how your lives will be in 10 years and maybe you will be wanting a different house anyway. If this house has everything you want and it is a good price then maybe it is just the right house for you -now-. Good luck Anna:)
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