Post # 1
I posted back in January-ish that SO had lost his job due to the fact that a company hit their slow season shortly after hiring a bunch of people and instead of laying them off, they just let go the last few people that were hired. That meant SO lost his job and has been struggling to find another good one since. Yes, he has been a little picky where he applies, and YES it has been frustrating for me, because he won’t be a cashier somewhere because he knows he is better than that. Well, that has all changed.
A month or so ago, I was having coffee with one of my good friends and she asked when we were going to be getting engaged. I told her about how he had lost his job but that if he hadn’t, SO had planned to do it on 3/13/13 but couldn’t because he didn’t have the money to pay for the ring right after he lost the job because he wanted to continue to pay for things he could (since we live together), which totally made sense. She started asking questions about what kind of jobs he has done, what he’s interested in, etc. Turns out, her husband’s job was in the process or buying a new apartment building to demo and give a facelift to, and they’d need employees to be able to do it (and leave some of their employees to cover the maintenence problems that might arise at the other buildings, etc). She gave me her husbands number and told me that if SO was interested, to have him call. Well that was all done, SO had two interviews, and got the call last night to start this morning!!!!
HE HAS A DAMN JOB AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited for him and I could feel the stress being relieved as soon as I overheard him being offered the job. I can finally not be so worried about paying all the bills and whatnot, and how many extra shifts I’ll pick up at work, etc. Eek! Already, our stress levels went down and we are joking more and whatnot. Amazing what a job can do! 🙂
I’m not sure what I wanted from this – just had to get it out!!! AND that means after he pays me back for the couple months of his half of the rent that I have paid, we can finally get engaged!!!!! 🙂 WOOOO!
Post # 3
YAYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is awesome! So happy things worked out!
But, why dont you let him slide on the rent? I mean, you’re getting married, call it an act of goodwill or something 😉
Post # 4
@minipenguin: I suggested that since he is going to be buying me a pretty sparkly and spendy thing for my left hand, but he insisted on paying most of it back. Ohh men these days! I might push it a little more and see what I can do 🙂
Post # 5
@NicoleLyn1218: First off, it sounds like things are moving in the right direction. YIPEE !!
As for the rent thing… let him pay you back (he is a man… he has his pride… don’t belittle that / take it away from him… especially as you two are not married)
Men are big on the pride thing (us women have to realize that).
He’ll do what he wants in his own timeframe… it will happen, you just have to sit back and relax (easier said than done)
Maybe work on Mr Bee’s Plan? It is a good way to pass the time waiting,
Lol, that and hang out on WBee.
Guessing you’ll see a ring before the end of the year from the sounds of things.
Post # 6
NicoleLyn1218 fantastic news!! how lucky you had that coffee with your gf 🙂
Post # 7
@This Time Round: Yeah you are right about the pride thing, because he is totally resistant to not paying me back. I have talked to him and told him a couple of times that he could even just pay half back and I’d be fine with that, but he insists on paying it all back.
It is SOOOOO hard to just sit back and wait, especially when he told me he would have done it in March had he not lost his job in December…..it was a really rough time during that week.
Work on his plan…?? I’m not sure what you mean by that. I sure hope I do by the end of the year, but I’m going to TRY not to focus on it so much.
@littlemissbossy: Oh my goodness yes it sure is!!!!! He always jokes around about how much I pay attention to little details and how well I hear things and listen when people are talking….well after this, he is thanking me for that! 🙂
Post # 8
Mr Bee’s Three Step Plan (and Back Up Plan) for Getting Engaged appears as at sticky at the top of the WAITING BOARD here on WBee
(Mr Bee is the Husband to the lady who started WBee)
It has a lot of good advice in it… and cause it gets you “thinking like a guy” it works.
Here is the original link = http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/mr-bees-three-step-plan-and-backup-plan-for-getting-engaged#axzz2STdsnKl6
But if you use the WBEE SEARCH Box (or GOOGLE) you can find several other topics here on WBee that talk about Mr Bee’s Plan and how they’ve applied it… or their results.
Hope this helps
Post # 9
@This Time Round: I see….hahah I have attempted the “other stone” thing, and he is not for that at all. I do not know if it is a pride thing or what. But anyways, it does have good advice 🙂 I will keep that in mind. Thank you!