Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Just an update!

I've been a bit neglectful of my blog recently.  I don't intend to be, but I've been really sick and then everything else just seems like it has went to hell as well.  I am getting better now, finally! 

On Thursday we found out that there was a leak in the play room here.  The floor is now rotten and has to be replaced.  Which of course means that we have to put down new carpet or flooring as well.  Great!  My husband was preparing to take the carpet up and inspect the damage when we pulled up the corner of the carpet and discovered that there is black mold under there.  My husband is allergic to mold and has asthma.  So we have to hire someone else to deal with that. 

Hiring someone to take care of the mold and the new floor normally wouldn't be a problem, but on Friday when he went in to work he got his paycheck and there was a letter in it saying that they were terminating his employment.  So yeah, he got fired.  Which puts us in a horrid situation because we need all this work done.  There is also another problem.  Since having Jagger last October the Playroom has been used as storage for the massive amount of baby clothes and things we have for him. All of his clothes have ruined.  Completely ruined.  So now after he grows out of his current size he has absolutely no clothing and we have to buy new.  Which wouldn't normally be a problem either.  Except that my husband has lost his job and we live in a very small southern town, and it's hard to find work here.  Jagger is already starting to need some size 6-9 months things, so it probably won't be much longer until he outgrows all of his 3-6 months clothing.  He's just started to catch up, since he was born early and was just a little over 5 pounds at birth. 

So now we have to find a way to basically renovate the play room, buy the materials, buy new carpeting or hardwood and buy Jagger all new clothing as well.  I've been down about this and have taken a few days to just soak it all up and take it in.  I haven't figured out how we're going to be able to do all of this yet though.  I don't work so we were dependent on the income that Justin gets totally.  Now that it has been taken away without warning I have no clue what we are going to do.  He already has applications in everywhere because he went and applied all day Friday and all day Monday.  There are a few places that are thinking about hiring but no where that is currently hiring.  It's just been a trying time for us.  We're trying to stay positive, but it's really hard sometimes with the weight of all of this on our shoulders.  We have each other, our health and our beautiful baby boys though, so that is definitely a good thing.  If you pray then please keep our family in your prayers if you don't mind!

I have several amazing giveaways coming up for you all!  Including an awesome flat iron, a onesie or outfit of your choice from an great online store and several other great prizes as well.  I will be announcing the Sweet Dream Candle winner tonight after my children go to bed.

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16 comments:

Mama Hen said...

I am so sorry to hear all of this Ashlee!! I am also so sorry about your husband's job! Make sure he does not do anything with the mold if he is allergic and has asthma. I am very allergic to mold. I wish you all the best! I hope you feel better soon!

Mama Hen

Babes Mami said...

I hope he finds something soon! Unemployment an option just in case it takes time? Email me, I have a boy and may be able to send you some 6-9s, he outgrew them quickly so I don't think I have a lot but something is something right? smartinez03 AT live DOT com

Diane said...

Said a prayer for you and your family. I wish I could help with the clothes. My boys are almost 11 and 7 now so I no longer have baby clothes. Hope things look up for you soon. Hang in there.

Love comma Ashlee said...

Thanks so much ya'll! I appreciate all your prayers and kind words so much, for real!

Unemployment is an option, it'll be 6 weeks before he can get on it. We're trying to figure out what we can do until then if he doesn't find something else. We're really hoping that someone calls sometime this week or next though, because 6 weeks is a long time to wait when you've got bills and two small children. We're trying to stay hopeful that something good will happen though!

♥Cari♥ said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that! I really hope that something comes up soon!

jsmommy9804 said...

*HUGS* Im sorry for your troubles Ash. Make Ryan clean the mold for butchering your bangs that one time hehe.
Love ya!

linds. said...

holy christ ash... all that blows. i can see if i have anything that might fit jagger... i think i gave away most of cam's littler stuff, but i could hit my bro up for some stuff his son outgrew. just let me know, it's seriously not a problem!

~J said...

Big hugs honey...keep your head up!! XOXO

Kristy said...

Did you guys sign up for unemployment yet? Since it takes so long I'd go ahead and do that just in case he doesn't get another job soon...I've tried to get unemployment myself before and it takes FOREVER for them to do any thing...

If I keep getting knocked out of hours at work I may check into it myself and see if there is a way to get any back pay for the weeks I haven't been getting to work.

Hang in there, it will be okay!

Kacie said...

Hugs, girl.

Queen Bug said...

I am so sorry to read about this! I've been behind on my blog due to sickness and overall just being a busy. I wish you all the best and hope he finds a job soon. As for bills, most companies are willing to let you be late especially since your husband lost his job. I would give them a call. If I had boys, I would send you their clothes.

Tree said...

Hey sweetie! Was wondering where you've been. So sorry to hear about all the mess going on. I wish I had some boy clothes to send to you...mine are all grown and the grands are girls. Hope you're feeling better soon! I just got home from the hospital a couple weeks ago myself. Thoughts and prayers coming your way!

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Mama Hen said...

Just checking in on you Ashlee! I hope you are well! Hang in there!

Mama Hen

Shawna said...

I'm so glad you're back! I've been thinking about you.

Love comma Ashlee said...

Thank you everyone! Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated!

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