Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Mask of Unemployment

I came home from the gym and grocery shopping and found this...

my husband.

Through my car window, I called out "Hey, d'you lose your goat, fella?".

At least that is a non-alcoholic beverage in his hand. And to his defense, he was working out in the yard, mowing and gardening, making my world beautiful, as always.

Hus was laid off last Friday. Hopefully it's just temporary, maybe just for a few weeks. His boss is so nice he laid off my husband, who has a family and bills, instead of laying off his other worker, a young man without a wife or kids, who actually wanted to be laid off! It's all about the money. Hus is not the type to sit around, except at the end of the day when he falls asleep on the couch. He's been keeping busy gardening, finishing a deck, doing housework and helping with the kids. Of course he already did these things, but now he can maybe enjoy them more.

Hus did give me permission to post this picture, by the way. He just didn't want his face in the photo. Too bad, I thought his face was the best part!

12 comments:

Shelly Overlook said...

OMG my dad used to have those suspenders and I LOVED them.

I hope this bout of unemployment is temporary. And at least it's during the summer (my hubby called himself Dr. Summeroff last year). If you need to vent about the hubby being home too much, I'm your girl.

Rebecca said...

Looks like he had been working hard! Nice photo...

Sorry he was laid off. Here's to a better job with even better pay!

Barb said...

I sure hope he gets back to work soon. In the mean time, he sure is lookin' good to me!

OK, back to work, buddy!

The Empress said...

I'm here for ya, girlfriend.

My husband's boss laid him off, and it took us ONE YEAR before he found another job.

Nice. The guy with a sahm wife and 3 little kids gets laid off, but not the 10 years younger single dude.

Whatever.

Karma's a bitch, dude...that's all I thought.

Lainey-Paney said...

So sorry to hear about the lay-off.

The good news, like you posted---he's working about the house & doing things to keep busy & beautify your world!
:)

alison said...

I'm sorry to hear about the unemployment situation. Here's hoping it's only temporary. He looks pretty cute in that getup.

Bethany AKA Mother of the Munchkins said...

Sorry about the unemployment situation, totally bites. (Afraid we may be in the same boat end of summer.) As to the outfit, giving it two solid thumbs up. Suspenders totally make it!

Dr. Heckle said...

When I got laid off last year, I lost a lot of goats. You HAVE to wear the proper attire to catch them.

Suzy said...

At least your husband is cute. Imagine if he was laid off and you had to see an ugly mug all day?

Hope the layoff doesn't last long.

tulpen said...

That sucks that he's been laid off.

That picture though? Effing priceless. You've got yourself a good one there.

d e v a n said...

I'm sorry he was laid off! Love the picture though. lmao!

Wishing 4 One said...

Sweet picture. Hope he's back to work soon. At least he's doing some work around the yard though huh? He looks real comfy too.