Today I spent over two hours dealing with the Texas Workforce Commission, who is the agency responsible for unemployment benefits. I haven't been collecting any since I got back from Indiana, and have been playing games and getting tossed around from one division to the next. I ground my foot into the sand today though and I refused to budge. Like I told the lady I was on the phone with, "I hate to come across as rude or aggressive, but I'm tired of not getting answers. I want a solution today." Surprise, surprise... it happened! I'm excited (of course!) and am looking forward to the return of our supplemental income. Major Frog Swallowed Today.
And just a P.S.-
My good friend from college, Neil Dilorenzo, is in Dallas tonight for work. "DiLo" and I both took 5 years to graduate with our degrees in petroleum engineering. After, I moved to Dallas and he went to get his masters in engineering at Texas A&M. When Layne and I were in Paris in 2007, we were able to meet up with Neil who was spending the semester studying abroad there. He currently lives in Houston and is working for Chevron. Our department in college was small. We knew everyone we graduated with, and we spent an insane amount of time together. When we weren't in class, we all studied together. And when we weren't studying, you'd find us drinking away our blues. We all got to know each other well. Neil attended our wedding in January, so tonight is exciting. I love spending quality time with friends, and I love when people in my life get to know Layne better too. And to top it all off, we're going get Sushi! Life is Good.