Friday, Sept. 09, 2005 | 8:29 a.m.
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I dropped my political science class today. The amount of reading this semester was suffocating, along with the fact that I really need to be able to work and have a life outside of school (that includes y'know, things like a marriage, parenting and having a group spiritual practice).
Yesterday at work I let Cindy (the closest thing to a supervisor we have till next week) that I am very interested in moving to a staff full-time position in our department. Once the new supervisor starts, there will immediately be three openings in our department. I plan to apply for one of them. I think I could work out an arrangement for the one class I currently have that is scheduled mid-workday -- it's only an hour and fifteen minutes two days a week and I could probably work out a combination lunch break/comp time thing to make up for it. My other class is a night class, so it doesn't matter.
If I got this job I'm looking at (and remember that the wheels of ASU grind agonizingly slow), our income would immediately be slightly more than double Jeff's. It would more than solve our financial difficulties -- it would actually let us put money into savings every month or pay down the student loan and car loan that much faster. Jeff has agreed to fully support me continuing school at half-time and I think that is a reasonable compromise. I will still be in school, still making progress, and in the meantime we will not be just treading water financially.
Today I'm paying off the title loan we had to take out on the truck, which we are selling as quickly as we can by offering it below market value. That money will go towards levelling out all remaining debt (credit cards, misc. bills) and then the rest will go in the bank for a much-needed cushion. That should sustain us until I get a full-time job. So things are looking up. Even if Jeff is having a hard time feeling that way (hugs to Jeff, everyone).
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