New home, new job...
Everleigh and I moved out on our own on November 1st. We only moved across town, so not far from my mom, but it has been harder than I expected. The upside is that the apartment is quiet. There are no dogs barking (but no doggy snuggles either), there are no teenagers squabbling. There is nobody to abandon me to take care of a household of 7 people on my own when my parents aren't home. When I wash dishes, it is only for two people, instead of 7. It has been an adjustment.
I miss hearing my mom come in at night when she gets home from work. I miss seeing her in the early afternoon before she goes to work. More now than ever, I feel like a single parent. I feel how many couples do when they work opposite shifts so that there is always someone home for the kids, I never realized how much I relied on seeing my mom every day (or thereabouts).
I also started my new job at Chrysler. The shifts are only Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays. So far I have only been able to work the Saturday and Monday though, it all depends on what shift my mom is working, because she watches Everleigh while I'm at work. Because I am a TPT, I don't "own" a specific job, though I do belong to a specific area. All this means is that when I go in for a shift, I have no idea what job I will be working! So far I have done headliner install (as part of a four person team), pedal push (where they check the brake lines for leaks), and a job on the engine line (which is not generally where I am, but they were short manpower that day). In all honesty, it's hard, but not as hard as I thought it would be. I was very worried about not being able to pick up these jobs easily, falling behind, stopping the line etc. I worried for nothing. It is a load of stress off my shoulders to know that even when I go in and get put on a different job, I don't have to stress out about not "getting" the job right away.
That's really it for right now. We are in week 9/14 for classes. It is getting a little more stressful. I think as soon as I get internet at the house and am able to catch up on homework and able to start projects, it'll get easier. Wish me luck!