Thursday, April 4, 2013

Little Suzy Homemaker

For those of you who are long time followers, you already know that my husband and I have been unemployed for over 6 months now.  He was a stay at home dad for our two toddlers while I slaved at T-Mobile in one of their call centers.  Then, T-Mobile closed my call center, leaving us both out of work.  He's been trying to get back into installing alarm systems (which is what he used to do) but hadn't been successful until now.  So yesterday became my first official day as a stay-at-home mom. 

And "stay at home" it was.

We have two vehicles.  We used our tax money to purchase a truck because my husband will have to furnish his own truck for this new job.  We also have an old Saturn that was my father's.  It hasn't been operational since last fall.  When it appeared that he was going to get hired, my husband went out to work on the Saturn and it started right up.  It started up several times over a week.  We figured it was working.

But it wasn't.

So, I was stuck at home yesterday.  Couldn't take the kids to school.  The teenager took the bus today because I called yesterday to set it all up but I still can't get the preschooler to school.  The husband thinks it's a bad starter but he won't be able to fix it until Sunday when he's off.

So, I've become Little Suzy Homemaker.  Cooking, cleaning, taking care of the kids.  Bit of a shift considering I used to be the breadwinner. 

A photo from my younger days proving I could iron and read the Star Trek Technical Manual at the same time.


  1. Well, the stay at home wife/mom thing isn't money earning but it is a job worth doing. Hopefully things will 'iron out' soon (no real pun intended due to the pic).

    Love the Star Trek book!

  2. I was a stay-at-home mom, and loved every minute of it. Mind, my hubby had a decent job... But we also did without if we couldn't afford credit for us except a mortgage and a car!


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