You are reading the blog of a working woman, guys. 18 HOURS next week!! With tutor.com. 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 Tutor.com, 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.