Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Life is crazy sometimes :)

Re-laid off
So things have been kind of insane. As you all know, Adam has been looking for a job, and one that starts asap, since Dec. 31 would be my last day of work. Well, as if we weren't pressured for time already, my boss called me in on Wednesday and said that some investor funding hadn't come through and that I needed to pack up my things and leave as soon as possible. 60% of the company was laid off. So, I packed up my things and said goodbye to YHS, unexpectedly early. Cody, Adam's brother who also worked at YHS, was laid off as well.
Craigo's happened to be having a special that day, so we (me, Adam, Cody and his wife, Elizabeth) went and drown our sorrows with amazing salad, pasta and pizza, whilst watching the cold, depressing snow through the window--sad picture, huh? :)


We then came home and played Monopoly--even though our real money-making had been cut short that day, we could at least pretend we were rich! It played out perfectly: Adam, who always wins, actually lost; Cody got second place, and I actually won for the first time ever! We then all cuddled up on the couch and watched "It's a Wonderful Life." Depressing day, but we enjoyed ourselves as much as we could. :)


New job
So, more than ever, we were really hoping for the BYU Housing job or the BYU-Idaho Facilities Planner job. Well, on Friday we found out that BYU-Idaho has started a "hiring freeze," putting that job on hold until further notice. :( Then less than an hour later we got a call from BYU telling Adam he didn't get the job. :( It always sucks to not get a job, but it especially stinks when you were in the final round/running for it. So, needless to say, we were pretty unsure what to do next. All of our options were gone. And although Adam's manager job @ UV has been great, we couldn't survive on it alone, with me not working, and with a new baby coming in about a month. Well, thankfully, just a few moments later, Adam called the Housing Office to fill them in on the latest and was offered (and accepted) a Housing Assistant job that had just opened up, which he will begin on Dec. 29. Honestly, it's not an amazing job (pay- and duties-wise), but he will do amazing at it, and we're grateful that it came through in our time of need.

New apartment
Because our apartment is attached with Adam's manager job, and since neither of us are students anymore, we have to move! We were very lucky and blessed to be able to find and sign a contract for a great little townhouse to rent only about a mile away from our place now. But we will still have to move out of our complex/ward, which will be way sad :( , especially in all this snow. :) We'll be moving Jan.1.

Although we'll be sad to leave the ward and complex, it will be fun to start this new chapter in our lives. Isn't it absolutely crazy how much can change in less than a week?

11 comments:

Cait and Scott said...

Awe, I am soooooooo sad that you are leaving...I really am trust me you are always sooo great and sweet, make sure to come and visit. I know this sounds bad, and I am not saying this to like get rid of you guys, but do you know anything about the managers position job that Adam had, I have kinda talked to him about it, and I think that I gave him the wrong impression that I wanted him gone or something, but I am just really been looking for a good steady job, and have talked to adam previously about being a manager, he gave me a website to go to, and nothing has even given me a clue about the job. But I was just wondering if you knew anything? Sorry long post I know, but just wanting to know. By the way, your belly pics look super cute!!!

Keri said...

Wow! Glad it's all working out for you...and what in the world is UV going to do without Adam around?

Katie said...

Sheesh... drama! I'm so happy that everything is working out for you, however. That is so stressful, and I can totally relate. Jake's mortgage company went completely under about 1 month before Joshua was born... it really sucked for a few months because I couldn't work at all. But just when you think that everything is impossible and nothing will get better... it gets better. :) So yay for you guys! I love your belly shots, too!

shauna said...

How sad! Maybe you will get a Christmas miracle and everything will work out. Merry Christmas!

Greg and Michelle said...

It will be a sad day to see you guys go! UV really won't be the same without you guys! I am so happy that things have worked out though! Let us know if we can help you guys in any way!

Andy and Amanda Yeaman! said...

It's good to finally hear all the details! I feel like I've been given snippets of information at different increments, but it all came together nicely. Although this probably isn't your "Golden Opportunity", it really is incredible how the Lord takes care of all of us. And you are incredible for always recognizing his Hand in all things and knowing that everything will turn out all right. We love you guys so much and wish that we could see you more often! Merry Christmas, we miss you and wish you were here!

Andy and Amanda Yeaman! said...

In the previous comment I meant to capitalize "His" and not "hand". And you probably didn't need a clarification, but I hope you also realize what a freak I am. Sorry. Now I'm embarrassed, but that's not going to stop me from posting this comment. :)

Kadie said...

It is so scary with all the layoffs around the world! I'm so sorry you guys had to experience it! I hope that Adam's new job works out for you guys. BTW, you look so cute pregnant!!! And I'm totally sorry that I couldn't make it to your baby shower. I had a meeting that night. :( I can't believe we haven't at least run into each other since we worked at Scroll since we're in the same city and everything. SO weird!

Elise said...

Wow that was a lot of info!! Ok, first I'm sorry you had to leave your job early. Second- I'm so glad you won Monopoly (and beat Adam). Third- That's great Adam got a job! Fourth- Do you still have medical coverage? Fifth- Sad you have to move from the ward and leave your callings. Sixth- Way cute sad picture. Seventh- Tell Cody and "Lizzy" hi.

Jeff, Nancy and Nathan said...

I'm glad you Adam was able to find a 'better' job. But, what are we going to do without him. Jeff and I love having him as a manager, he is awesome. Anyways, I hope everything works out for you guys and don't forget about us. Merry Christmas.

Karalee said...

WOW that all sucks so bad! I love how you guys tried to have a good day with food, games, and movies! Kathryn you have always been so positive and to survive trial after trial just shows how strong you two are and that is one of the qualities I've always loved about you! Michael got laid off from a job while we were dating and it was emotionally hard but we were still living with the parents so we didn't have to go through anything like you guys. It takes a toll emotionally, mentally, finacially, and physically! You're Amazing!