Almost a year ago, APL lost his job. The company where he worked had to make a lot of cuts when the economy went downhill, and unfortunately APL's job in the IT department was one of them.
So, on top of everything else we've been going through with my health over the past year, we've also been struggling a lot with money. It's been a particular problem this semester because I haven't been working due to my health, so there hasn't been any extra income and those student loans seem to disappear far too fast.
APL has been lucky enough to find some computer consulting jobs here and there to help us get by, but the income has been really sporadic and often insufficient to pay all the bills - particularly with my expensive medications and regular doctor's visits on top of everything else. We've been extremely fortunate to have both of our families help us get through these difficult financial times. But it still hasn't been easy. And it has certainly been an added source of stress.
Which is why I am so delighted to report that APL has just accepted a new job!! He will be the IT manager at a company that sells and installs solar panels. So he'll be helping the earth too. ~;o)
It's about time we had some good news around here!