Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bennett's BIG news!

Bennett's big secret...We are going to have a baby! Bennett's 2nd big secret...My mom is pregnant! According to Mr. B, we have two very exciting announcements. He doesn't quite realize that they are one in the same. Baby Story will be arriving January 2013. We are very excited, it has been in fact too long since we have had a tiny thing in our home. So far, everything is looking great. Good strong heartbeat and developing right on schedule. We should find out August 1st if we are getting a brother or a sister. We can't wait!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New Job...Check! New Job...Check! New Life...Check!

Our lives have been turned upside down the last three weeks! We have pretty much started a whole new life, and so far we still go to bed each night with full bellies and have a roof over our heads. It all started a few weeks back, I got an email from Rob saying that he wanted to quit his job. WTH! I called him right away, and he explained to me that he was tired of a company being in control of our future, and he wanted to go out on his own and see what he could do. We thought about it over the weekend and decided that we would take the risk. What have we got to lose right? Rob put in his notice to his company of 7 years, and told them his last day would be June 7th. In the meantime, we will still need health/dental insurance and since my small group doesn't offer benefits in the research office, I had to shuffle my job too. So, now I am going back to the hospital 24 hours a week to become benefits eligible. I was previously working in research full time, and once a pay period in the hospital as a PRN nurse. The roles have reversed and I will be in the hospital two 12 hour shifts, and the rest of the time in the research office. Hopefully, it will all work out. Back to Rob, he is going to be an agent for Farm Bureau Financial Services, and he will be selling auto, home, and life insurance. Get ready for a phone call, and he will see if he can't save you a little bit of money each month. He is hoping that having a more flexible schedule will allow him to have more time to get involved in all of the other projects that people have been wanting him to help with. So, I guess techinically, he will also be a private contractor for all your engineering needs. So, that is the Story of how we both got new jobs and will be living a new life starting now!