PRAYER REQUEST
Nola
Posted 2008-01-31 7:34 AM (#3231)
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May I trouble you all for a little prayer occasionally?  Hubby just found out yesterday that the local Archer-Daniels-Midland Research Farm where he works will be closing on June 30.  We thought this was coming for sometime now, but they finally made it official yesterday.  There's a pretty good chance that Purdue University will buy the farm - at least they're interested in it and will be coming down sometime in the near future to look it over.  If they do buy it, more than likely the current employees will be offered the opportunity to keep their jobs.  But if the farm doesn't sell, then it will be closed. 

Hubby is 57 years old and with the job market in a decline around here, he may have trouble finding another decent-paying job.  He'll do almost any kind of work, and even work two jobs if necessary, but it may be difficult to find anything.  If ADM does close, he'll at least get some sort of severence pay - and will be able to draw unemployment - but our budget will be tight!

We're keeping fingers and toes crossed that Purdue will buy the farm and everyone can keep their jobs.  Purdue has a campus in Ft. Wayne so it would be logical for them to buy this place since it's only about 25 miles away - rather than their other research vacilities that are clear across the state at Lafayette.

Nola



Edited by Nola 2008-01-31 7:38 AM
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ohiorose53
Posted 2008-01-31 8:10 AM (#3233 - in reply to #3231)
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Consider it done, Nola.
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Dorian
Posted 2008-01-31 8:48 AM (#3237 - in reply to #3231)
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Prayers sent your way Nola. I'll keep you in them. Let us know what happens.

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Posted 2008-01-31 9:19 AM (#3242 - in reply to #3237)
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prayers going up nola!

come on purdue!!! buy that farm!!

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Emma
Posted 2008-01-31 9:57 AM (#3246 - in reply to #3231)
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Wow Nola, I am sorry this is something you guys have to worry about, your are in my prayers.
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nawma
Posted 2008-01-31 11:07 AM (#3252 - in reply to #3246)
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Prayers going out for you and your family Nola. I know this has to be a tense time for you all.  {{{{{{{{{{{{Nola and family}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Connie

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Posted 2008-01-31 11:22 AM (#3255 - in reply to #3252)
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Nola I remember you mentioning it a while ago,I am so sorry that this has actually happened now. I know how worried you must be and I will keep you and your family in my prayers .

I certainly hope something turns up sweetheart

{{{{{{{Nola&Family}}}}}}}}}} Here's a big squish for you all

 

Jacqui 

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logcabin1961
Posted 2008-01-31 4:31 PM (#3270 - in reply to #3255)
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Nola

I'm sorry to hear the news - I will keep everything crossed for you and pray that the university buy ADM

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Posted 2008-01-31 8:44 PM (#3279 - in reply to #3231)
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You're in my prayers now, too, Nola!! It's definitely worrisome, but who knows? Something will turn up, I'm sure. Hugs to you and Rod.
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Posted 2008-02-01 12:51 AM (#3288 - in reply to #3231)
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I surely hope that the University will buy the farm - thinking of you.
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Jess
Posted 2008-02-05 12:19 PM (#3447 - in reply to #3288)
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Hi Nola - I hope too that Purdue will buy the local ADM facility. I used to work with folks in that department of Purdue - and I think your husband will find good management in the Purdue bunch!
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Nola
Posted 2008-07-11 7:38 AM (#11695 - in reply to #3447)
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As most of you know, my hubby lost his job on June 30 due to the owners closing the research farm where he worked. While I wasn't deeply worried, I did have concerns about him finding another job because of his age (he'll be 58 in Sept. and while age discrimination is illegal, we all know it still happens).

We found out Monday that the dairy farmer who lives just west of us 1/4 mile had his hired hand quit. My hubby has helped out on the dairy farm on and off during harvest etc. so it was basically a "shoo-in" for him! He took a sizeable pay cut, but we'll still be OK with what he'll be making. And the "perks" are - he can walk, ride a bike, or ride the moped or ATV to work saving big bucks on gas, there are bonuses involved depending on the milk production, it's a healthy job with very little stress - and I've know Fred (the owner of the farm) since the day he was born. The family friendship goes back 3 or 4 generations. He starts next Monday.

When school starts in August I'm going to apply for a "sub" job in the cafeterias - won't be steady work - just whenever they need help they call. Last year they couldn't get people to sub. And with 3 elementary schools, a middle school and a high school in the North Adams system, there should be plenty of opportunities. The nice thing is, you aren't committed to work - if you have other plans for a day and get called, you can turn it down. I figure I can make enough to put gas in the car and buy a few groceries  and it will help make up the difference in the pay cut hubby took.  It's usually only 4 or 5 hours a day. So thanks to everyone who prayed for our situation! I love ya all!!!

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Nola

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logcabin1961
Posted 2008-07-11 9:12 AM (#11702 - in reply to #11695)
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Nola

I am so pleased that yr DH has found something, it must be a weight lifted off your minds.  Schoolwork can be rewarding no matter which part of the school you work in.  My twinnie started off working as a cook's help in a school kitchen when her two were very young and progressed up the ladder very quickly and is now part of the management team who run the entire counties catering group for all the schools in her county.  I'm not suggesting that you may want to do this but at least as you say you are able to pick and choose when you want to work which is a bonus.

 

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Dorian
Posted 2008-07-11 9:31 AM (#11705 - in reply to #3231)
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Nola, that is fantastic! I'm so happy for you and hubby. Sounds like the dairy farm will be perfect, I hope it lasts as long as your hubby wants.

 Have fun cooking at the school! Hope you get enough work to pay for some fabric, LOL

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Emma
Posted 2008-07-11 10:11 AM (#11709 - in reply to #3231)
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Nola,

Wonderful news for your DH, so happy that you don't have to worry about the job situation any longer.  Hopefully your stress level has been decreased



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nawma
Posted 2008-07-11 11:54 AM (#11713 - in reply to #11709)
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Nola I am so glad to hear your news!!!! I know that you and your DH must be relieved and that you two will be ok. God is watching over you for sure.

Connie

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Jess
Posted 2008-07-11 6:12 PM (#11727 - in reply to #11713)
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Good to hear Nola. I have been wondering how things were going for you and your DH, thanks for letting us know. It sounds like a great job for him. Congrats!
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Posted 2008-07-11 8:12 PM (#11729 - in reply to #3231)
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I know this is a tremenous relief for y'all. When a door closes, a window opens!
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Nola
Posted 2008-07-11 9:22 PM (#11730 - in reply to #11729)
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You know, I never really was too worried about hubby's job situation.  I just "gave it to God" early on, and felt right from the start that God had something good planned for Rod.  So when he came home from talking to the dairy farmer earlier this week, I could just almost see God up there smiling and saying, "See, I told you not to worry!  I had this all planned out for you!" 

Money will be a tad tight for us due to the pay cut, but if we watch our spending, there should be a little bit left over each month.  It will be nice that he will have more "normal" work hours, except during planting and harvest time.  With his previous job, when he did the evening milking, we never knew when he'd be home.  Made it hard to plan a meal so we often resorted to quickie things - or ordered a pizza.  In fact we had pizza so often that it wasn't even a treat anymore.  So now I'll be able to plan a weekly menu and eat at normal times, and that alone will save us some money. 

We've got a few little piddly bills I'm going to pay off as soon as his severance package comes from A.D.M.  And we're going to get the wood stove up and running again before winter.  We've got access to as much wood as we want to cut and that will save on the high gas heating bills.  I'm really looking forward to getting back to a more normal life again, and pinching pennies is nothing new for me - did it for years when I quit my job and stayed home to raise the kids - and I don't regret it a bit.  Just having a stress-free job will help Rod's health a lot. 

Nola

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nawma
Posted 2008-07-13 10:13 AM (#11767 - in reply to #11730)
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Nola I feel sure that this is not the first time your wonderful attitude has helped put things in perspective for your family. A regular schedule and family meals together will go a long way toward enhancing your quality of life. WTG!!! Darlin.

Connie

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Posted 2008-07-13 4:28 PM (#11774 - in reply to #3231)
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Nola~ I'm so happy to hear this! I'm sure the difference in the stress levels alone will be worth its weight in the pay differential! And the fact that you can plan meals instead of ordering pizza (altho I really LOVE pizza ) will save a bundle in itself.
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