Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Other news

Thomas got a 1.5 on a German test this week. He was getting 4's and 5's on his German tests last year. We are so proud of the progress he is making!
Nicole made a giant pinata for a Spanish school festival this next weekend. She still wants to touch it up with some gold. I had to show it off! It's stuffed with candy. She has already got a rope on it, and painted the rope to match the sun. Pretty cool.

SAP is going to lay off 3,000 people. I think Juergen is safe but I'm not 100% sure. I am very sorry for everyone everywhere that has lost a job, or lives with the fear of being laid off. Juergen and I first got married during a recession. He had just finished his PhD but couldn't find work as a typing teacher. It was pretty difficult. You feel pretty helpless when you are not sure you will be able to pay your rent. Now we have a house mortgage and 5 growing kids. By the grace of God Juergen will continue as a fully employed worker. I always knew this global slow down would hit close to home. Like I said I think he is safe but maybe not.

1 comment:

life in lewisburg said...

It has effected everyone. Things are slow for Eric and I we hope to be in business for awhile. I know things are hard for Dianna and Paul. It's tough on everyone.