“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Alexander Graham BellWe're still staring at the closed door in disbelief. Yesterday Debbie was layed-off, along with 7 others. She'd learned earlier in the week that the company she was working for may be sold. We knew that may mean she'd be layed-off but we expected it to happen in a few months, if at all. Not the few days that it turned out to be. She's been with this company since they opened their doors. Started as a massage therapist, managed their products, created and managed the warehouse, and moved into being just their purchaser. She loved it there. Enjoyed what she did, liked the people, was proud of the role she'd had in the companies growth...it was a shocking sad day.
To make it worse, I wasn't able to get away from work for more than a quick lunch as I'm up to my eyeballs in it there. I'll sign off here and put in a few more hours today, bringing my grand total hours worked to about 50 this week. Not high by some peoples standards but unacceptable by mine. I have a full life outside of work with Tanner, his school and homework, art class, that jewelry making and painting I want to do, a house to maintain, an extended family to see, friends... It's been a bit overwhelming.
Debbie's taken Tanner to do some volunteer work at the school. I'd hoped to be able to do some metalsmithing while they were gone but there's too much that has to be finished before I get back to the office on Monday. I'm off to try to whittle the pile down. Think good thoughts for us. Say a prayer, light a candle, whatever it is you do. We'll be fine but could use your support just now. Thanks.