Previously on Tales of Strude: Bought a house, got furloughed, still no unemployment benefits, still no idea when this will end, still no idea if we will be able to return to life as it was or whether we will have to build something new. So today, … [Continue reading] about Grateful
Brace yourself. The statement I am about to make is bold, original, and earth-shattering. Are you ready? Are you really ready? Okay, sit down, hold on to your socks and pull. The government is a confusing cluster-hug in the best of times. Right … [Continue reading] about S.N.A.F.U.
Yesterday was the first official day of our unemployment. The end of our last pay period was last Sunday, so Monday was the first day we will not be getting paid for. Monday was also the first day we were allowed to apply for unemployment, which … [Continue reading] about Day One
The state of Maryland has been under an official stay at home order from the governor for 5 days now. N and W's school classes have all been online this week. There are fresh plexiglass barriers separating me from the cashier at my favorite essential … [Continue reading] about A Gentleman of Leisure
In a cold and grey Washington place, another IT man was placed ... on furlough.In the style of The King. Today was the final day of The Wife's and my employment. We are now furloughed. What's the difference between being furloughed and being laid … [Continue reading] about Furlough