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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Redunacy Update

So OH final “consultation” meeting was this morning and that is it.  His last shift should have been Sunday but they will pay him and he doesn’t go in.  He came out of the meeting around 11am, met me from my volunteer job and we walked to a restaurant where we had heard they were looking for a kitchen porter and as I type he is on a trial shift!  We aren’t getting our hopes up and it might not be enough hours for anything long term but it does show that there are jobs out there.  Also it has given him a bit of a boost too.  Even if he doesn’t get taken on they are going to pay him for tonight. 

The mortgage insurance is just on my wage.  We had a feeling it would be but hoped not.  This means that they can’t help.

Thank you so much for all your comments, I really do think that Bloggers are great at supporting each other.

Justine – We haven’t put the heating on as much normal, also takeaways (our budgeting downfall!) are well and truly off the menu
Sharon – Clearing out and selling is a good idea, I have lots of things I keep meaning to list online, now is the time to get myself in gear!
Trudie – Sorry to hear you are in the same boat.  I am keeping my fingers crossed for you too.
Sft – Thank you for your support, as always J
Notjustgreenfingers – You are right about petrol.  Unfortunately I’ve had to drive to work for a month (I normally get a lift) and the difference has made a real dent in our petrol budget.  Thank you for the link, lots of useful information.


Tuesday, 13 November 2012


My OH texed me after he had got to work last night, saying he had recieved a letter to say he was being made redundant at the end of this week!

Gutted isn't enough for how I feel. 

I have a holiday day tomorrow so am going to see our mortgage people to see how we stand with the insurance we have paid.  This may help with the mortgage payment but I need to check.  I will also go to the job centre to see how he goes about claiming job seekers allowance as well as looking for any vacancies.  Hopefully he will find something soon but just incase it will help.  He has typed a letter to go with his CV and is going to go round dropping it off at places.   I have checked the local paper today but there was nothing suitable sadly. Luckierly they have offered overtime at work for me, so I will be doing as much as I can.  We have fair amount of food in the freezer but I will stock up once he gets paid (he has 11 holidays to come), just incase it is a while before he gets another job.

We are lucky that we can manage on my wage.  That is pay the bills but with nothing left over for mortgage overpayments or holidays so it could be worse.

Any more ideas or suggestions for what we can do we would be greatfull for.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Lest We Forget

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.


Friday, 2 November 2012

Whats been going on

Life seems to have taken over updating on here, but in a good way.

I have loads to tell you.  We have been on great holiday, the saving is going well and are making a few plans for next year.

The restructure is going through at work and at the moment if looks like there won't be any job losses yet which is great for us all.

Mum is ok.  She has broken her ankle and has a pot on it.