We had no idea. There are no guarantees in life and nothing is ever "secure" but you have to have a little faith sometimes that bad things won't happen to you and at the very least you'll maintain the status quo. I feel like I cannot live my life in fear of a bunch of "what ifs". I did happen to think what if one of us lost our job when we were applying for our home loan, but tried not to let it get in the way of our goal of owning a home. If I lived in what if land then we would never get anywhere!
Everyone says to stay positive. For the most part, we are. But that doesn't mean it's not a blow and that we haven't had a few moments of anxiety and sick stomachs going over all the possibilities. Joe is the one who carries our health insurance and it does not pay to be uninsured given the current climate in the good old USA. More than likely the unemployment checks will go to paying Cobra until he can find another job.
Some things we are currently focusing on is that we are not in a metro area with lots more opportunities than where we lived before. Of course there is more competition, but at least the opportunities are there.
The timing is impossible. Kalli's birthday is next month. We JUST moved into our new house. But, we will survive. My kids are beautiful and healthy. That's really all that matters. You don't have to look very far to see someone worse off than you. We WILL survive. We have no choice!