....because my wonderful DH just called to say his temporary contract job (18 months out of work) has been made permanent?
I am sooo happy and relieved i just needed to share!
And the nicest part is he really loves this job, it is a complete departure from what he used to do, not as high up in the command chain ( he used to be the Head of Service), and money mega bucks less than he used to earn - but he is happy going to work. And we are managing okay-ish!
Less stress is fab - he is so much more like the man i fell in love with - not that i ever wasnt in love with him, but stressy work = stressy at home for a while.
And GinAndWater - you are so right about the stability bit. At least if we know whats coming in we can live according to it (whilst still paying for the higher end life-style we had - never again will we "live to our means" )
That is fab. Personally I think pretty much every single time it is worth more to be happy in a job than to earn lots of money. My bestest job ever was one that paid peanuts. But I was young free and single at the time. My uncle was in a job he absolutely hated for 40 years but felt he couldn't move because he was sole breadwinner, it had fab benefits/pension etc. He looked 10 years younger the day he retired.
If he is permanent then the money will increase and a happy DH means a happy home.