It has been AGES since I posted. There really wasn't a point to posting - no real changes in life. Same soup, just reheated. Every time DH got close with a job, it fell through. No child support lowered (long story but basically DH is dragging his feet with BMs). For those who don't know the backstory, I'm 31, married to DH (54) for 3.5 years, together for nearly 8. I have 4 skids, SD19, SDstb16, SS9 and SS8. I get along great with all kids and very well with both BMs. DH was laid off 3 months before our wedding from a very high level executive job. We thought he would find something quickly and that has not been the case. June will be 4 YEARS unemployed. I have a very good job and make enough to pay for all of our bills and all the kids are on my insurance. The only thing I don't cover is child support, which runs $3,500 a month (yes, even on $0 income).
BUT I have a (hopefully) good news update! DH has had a ton of interviews in the last few months (some jobs local, some far away) and last week he got an offer! The job is about a 45 min - 1 hour commute from our house, but we wouldn't need to move. The role is for Chief Technology Officer for a large-ish (not name recognizable but about 5B in revenues) financial company. He would run the technology for the US (they are dutch owned). The salary is about half what he used to make, but still a lot and would leave plenty leftover after child support and bills. Of course, he accepted the job and is now going through the background check phase. The only snag is when he was unemployed he did some "consulting" (he really only had 1 large client and a few small things) and it's hard proving the small things. I think it will work out though. If you are the praying type, please say one for us. We desperately need this to work out - the savings account is almost to $0 and then we will go into CS arrears.
If it all works out his start date would be April 29th. So keep us in your thoughts!