I received my last severance check over 2 weeks ago. It reminded me of the guy who said, " I wondered why that Frisbee kept getting bigger and bigger. Then it hit me." Sure enough the reality of no further severance pay took a chilling reality check on my brain. I immediately went into panic mode. I suggested to Marie we immediately contact our friend in real estate and get the housed listed for leasing. We jumped through hoops to ensure the house was readied for inspection in less then 72 hours. I took pictures taken to provide for the listing. We were readied to post it. Not satisfied with just our personal agents suggestion, we invited another real estate agent to provide us additional input. Now we have 2 different perspectives on what to do, what to do~!
It was again a reality check that 6 months had quickly passed and no job in sight. Since we were planning on vacating the house, we decided to invest in a laptop as we had no idea where we would end up. The chance we wouldn't have access to a desktop worried us so, off to the local store for a personal investment.
By chance, we bumped into a previous friend of mine working at another local company as CFO. After exchanging polite conversation, it turned to my unemployment. He insisted and additionally pointed out that we were not alone. Relax, stay calm were his very focused recommendations and re-review our finances more carefully to really determine if we can make it about another 60-90 days. He felt that economy was beginning to show signs it would turn in 2010. He said, "Chill for now". Then the next words came as a surprise. He said, "Give me a call next week to set up a visit. I'd like to introduce you to a couple of people".
On our way out of the store, I and Marie took a chill pill.