Stephan has been applying and interviewing, but instead of job offers, he gets messages saying, "Thanks but no thanks."
It's starting to get old.
Sure, there are some nice things about having Stephan home these past nearly two months, but the fact we don't have money coming in (well, we will once the unemployment stuff kicks in) is very stressful.
Stress is not good for my depression and anxiety, so of course I've had a flare-up of those. Unfortunately we no longer have health insurance and since we don't have money coming in, I can't go see my therapist. Ugh.
Then there's the question of what to do to occupy ourselves in the meantime. I've read some articles on the web that give advice on what to do during unemployment, and ironically most of the tips include, "Take a trip! Do fun things!" Problem with these ideas: they all cost money. Money we need to guard with our lives.
We try to do some fun things, all the while feeling guilty that more money has gone down the drain and we don't know when it will be coming back.
Have we prayed? Mightily. Let's just say I'm not happy with God right now. I want some answers to my prayers, dang it.
Yes, this post has been depressing and I'm sorry. I wish I could be the bearer of good news, but good news has yet to be found over here.
Maybe next time there will be good news.