Otherwise I'll go crazy with hubby home the second summer in a row. Apparently, July is just not our month. Would you believe after the fiasco of last summer's unemployment that we are practically right back in the same position a year later? Yeah me either. I was positive I was getting Punk'd when hubby called to tell me he'd be laid off last week. But no, this case of deja-vu is indeed real.
So back to that silver lining. In the last week hubby has saved us hundreds of dollars on repair bills. Never mind that the outdoor flood light he fixed has not worked properly for 5 of the 6 years we have lived here. And the ceiling fan on the back porch has had no blades on it since they were removed during the hurricanes of 2004. The pieces of the sectional couch in our family room that slid and separated every time someone sat on them and drove me mad for the past 3 years are now securely attached. In his defense he also fixed the leak under our sink which we just discovered this week. Co-ink-a-dink-ly the repair also fixed the overly loud and under powered garbage disposal I've complained about every day for Pete knows how long. Besides repairs he also is home to cook which is nice because I hate to cook and it shows. And since he is cooking he is doing more of the grocery shopping which is my most hated errand. Of course the shiniest silver of all is that he is here playing with the girls more and daddy daughter time is always a good thing.

Anyone else find silver lining in the recession?

4 comments:

Silver lining?
This is a sweet post, and I congratulate you on seeing the upside.

July 24, 2009 at 8:44 AM  

Oh so sorry to hear that!

July 24, 2009 at 5:57 PM  

Notwithstanding silver lining, this really STINKS! I hope it ends soon.

July 25, 2009 at 4:48 PM  

Home repair is the reason my wife keeps me around :) I'm glad that there is an up-side, and given that you made it through the same thing last year, you know that you will make it through again this year.

Silver linings indeed. :)

July 31, 2009 at 8:30 AM  

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