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January 10th, 2013 at 08:01 am

So, this is a first of many. My husband has Parkinsons and is able to still work. How much longer is up in the air! One of the things I wanted to do is to take our grandchildren to Disney before he retires or becomes disabled.
I have been laid off for a year. I deffinately want to contribute to the situation but at my age it is difficult to find anything out there. I have contacted 5 different temp agencies but no one has anything.
I suppose we are better off than some. As long as I watch what I spend I think we can handle the situation.
We recently moved into a smaller home so that is a help. I just finished adding all of the things on to the house that will make it comfortable for us. The last thing I would like to do is get rid of my four poster bed and get a lower bed for my husband. That will have to wait until the next year, but then I will need a new car. It just keeps adding up.

7 Responses to “What's Next?”

  1. laura Says:

    Welcome! This is a good place to be if your analyzing where you are and determining if where you want to go. I'm in a similar boat of looking for employment (part-time during the day) which is virtually non-existent. Otherwise, I'm a SAHM to a largish family and my DH is returning to school to prepare for a job in service. I know about having the list of things to accomplish while still having full-time income for an undetermined amount of time. Smile

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Welcome! Keep the spending down when there are unknowns on the horizon. Don't buy a new car if you don't have to and if you do buy the cheapest you can afford. Good luck on the job front, keep looking and asking around...someone you know might know of something or hear of something.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I assume your husband will get disability eventually? How close are you to retirement age? You mentioned grandchildren.

  4. rachel021406 Says:

    Welcome! Sounds like you are on the right track.

  5. wowitsawonderfullife Says:


  6. Amber Says:

    Welcome. Try contacting a Parkison's foundation, a lot of times people who are diagnosed are able to get grants. I know someone who received money from a different foundation for an illness she has.
    Also if your bed is in good shape try selling it and using the money to purchase a new bed.
    I was laid off so I understand, I had started volunteering at an agency for about a year and then was finally hired, but in the meantime I still looked.

    I hope this helps and I have my fingers crossed for you.

  7. snafu Says:

    Another voice suggesting you sell the existing bed and transfer mattress & box spring to a typical metal base on wheels. They are inexpensive on Craig's List and easily come apart to transport. You can choose a headboard later as they attach to the metal, roller base.

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