Saturday, September 20, 2008

Glory Hallelujah, the hours are rolling in

You are reading the blog of a working woman, guys. 18 HOURS next week!! With After being employed with Educate Online since February and getting ZERO!!! hours for the past month or so, Scott and I are in amazement that I have hours. Glorious, glorious hours. And I will be tutoring actual English students. Helping with essays and such. It is going to be crazy for a while, working so many hours at night, but my pay check will be directly deposited into our savings account and once the emergency fund builds up and the debt snowball gets rolling, I will cut back a lot. Ten hours a week is the eventual goal. Two hours right when Scott gets home is the plan. And, I set my own schedule every Friday, so this week I am working 18 hours. If we find that 18 hours is just not doable, then I can take less next week. I am just thankful to have them. So thankful. I feel like doing a victory dance, and we can see the light at the end of the financial tunnel. Plus, if things get super tight again, I can work as many as 30 hours one week if absolutely needed. It's just nice to have something to fall back on. And because I make my schedule every Friday, I can schedule hours around any clients that I get through Club Z Tutoring. There is no doubt--God is faithful.

Friday afternoon I was have a particularly down moment. I was sitting on the kitchen floor and Ada was playing, so oblivious to our financial woes, and I just began to pray out loud, asking for some sort of encouragement. Anything. And I went upstairs, put Ada down for her nap, and I sat down to check my e-mail. According to, it would take 30 days for all of my paperwork to go through, and yet, after two days there sat an e-mail telling me that I could schedule hours. And schedule I did. We are beyond encouraged.


John, Jessica, Hannah, and Grant Harman said...

so glad to hear it Laura..what a blessing.

Lynn said...

I am so glad to hear that you got some hours. I hope it goes well.

rhodes1 said...

Yay for hours! That's really exciting! I guess you've realized that I brought home the stroller. I'm not sure what to do about that. I will be going home the weekend before Mom and Dad go to McDonough. Maybe I could get it to them and they could get it to you. Also, I was thinking last weekend, that if there's ever a Friday or Sunday that you would like me to come down and watch Ada while you paint, or paint while you watch Ada, I'd be happy to. Just let me know.