Oh yes my friends, that pretty much sums up my life. Blogging took a very far backseat this summer as I was steady working and being the best mommy ever… lol….which is a job that defiantly doesnt end. My dear darling of a husband has been playing Mr. Mom since April. He is going on 7 months of unemployment, and let me tell you it’s been hard. The first few months were fine, he enjoyed being at home with Adalyn, getting things done around the house, relaxing in between etc. But when the savings ran out, the house had little to work on, his xbox broke (hey its a big deal to a guy), A new baby in the horizon and no good news coming from the job front, things took a different direction. A noticed a change of attitude, demeanor, and character. He appeared to be a defeated man, with no purpose, a failure as “man of the house”. As his wife I did as much as I could and as much as I knew how to do help him, ease his fears, speak positive words of encouragement. But a man is a man and he knew that something had/has to change so that we can be back on top…it’s his job.
So as it sits now we are leaning towards moving. It appears to be the best option for us as a family. I hate to give in to the negative here but if you look at the numbers and the facts you can’t deny it, the economy here is…not good. Chris who does not have a college education, not officially trained in a skill and needing to make at least a certain amount per hour, well there just is not anything in NC for him. So it’s ND bound we go. The economy is booming, the unemployment rate is less than 3%, houses are being sold before they can build them, oil is being found left and right. Not to mention my whole family is there, everyone except momma dukes and well she isnt really around much anyway so it’s no biggie. Oh to be able to see my dad everyday would be like a dream come true. Adalyn and cream puff would be around the most influential christians in the Schnase clan and her life growing up would be so much more wholesome and “safe”. It’s just the matter of getting up there that will be the challenge.
SO that’s the plan, we are on the move. Chris is looking for work up there, we are looking to rental companies that can rent our house and hopefully this will go as smooth as possible. It probably take a few months to set everything up but as for now we are North Dakota bound!