Recent personal news from Tantumblogo: Good and bad

[Recent personal news from Tantumblogo: Good and bad]

The good news: Josefina Maria Theresa was born today!

February 13, 2016
Josefina Maria Theresa was born today!

@2:41a. 6 lb 4 oz. Mom and baby are both excellent. Mom and dad are, however, exhausted after being up all night.

Your prayers made ALL the difference. I will never forget that. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. We are just on cloud 9. Such an unspeakable blessing, we could not be happier.

She’s a beauty, like her mom:


The bad news: They [finally] got me

February 18, 2016
They got me

It took 9 – or you could call it 10 – rounds, but I was laid off today. My group has now been reduced over 90% from its staffing level of even 2 weeks ago, which was already nearly cut in half from what it was 4 years ago. So, about a 94% cut over the past 4 years.

I do appreciate your prayers. This position has been unique. To be honest, I’ve milked it for longer than I should have, but what other job would pay so good and yet be so undemanding as to permit me to spend half my time blogging? Perhaps now the piper will be paid, the reckoning will be made.

What this means for the blog is that I may post like usual while I’m looking but after that it will probably drop down to a much lower level if I can continue at all. And there are always hundreds of things to do around the home, so my hopes of blogging may be much lighter than I’m planning right now. Obviously, first thing is to secure another position.

Well, some gotterdammerung appropriate to the day:


So typical, this major blood-letting at my company began in 2011 after, you guessed it, they brought in a consulting company. It’s been nothing but collapse ever since. Those Harvard MBAs just bring success and glory wherever they go.

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One comment on “Recent personal news from Tantumblogo: Good and bad

  1. There always seems to be bad with the good. Deo gratias for the newest addition.
    Something will turn up job wise.

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