Karma's a b*tch.
Now that I've finally decided to stay with the S's for the summer and things are settling down here at the homefront, I was informed this morning that Mrs. S is being relegated to part-time status at work. What does that mean for Supernanny? Well, we aren't sure yet. She says she's going to try to keep me on part time through mid-August (which is when I would be leaving anyway), but a lot of that depends on their new financial picture. Ideally, I can still do part-time with them and then find something else to supplement that income for the next 8 weeks or so. I'm meeting with Mrs. F, Mrs S's boss, this Thursday about tutoring her daughter, and Mrs. S is spreading the word at work about my tutoring availability, as well (as is Jeff; he says he may have someone for me at Lowe's, too). The good news is that once I go part time, Mrs. S says that she'll start paying me under the table, so what I make will actually be what I take home--so between that and whatever else I'm able to pick up, maybe I can still clear close to what I've been bringing home every week.
This is unfortunate, as we really needed both of us to be making full-time money for as long as possible before I begin my unpaid 12 weeks of student teaching; if this had come down sooner, maybe I could have found another full-time gig for the summer. I'll hit the nanny sites to see if anyone else has need for a part-time nanny/babysitter; I'm also thinking about posting some fliers up at local stores, etc. It kind of depends, though, on what my schedule will be with the S's (we don't know yet).
I should have stayed active with Pure Romance, but I let myself slide into inactive status and now it would cost a couple hundred to reactivate (you have to purchase a certain amount in order to be active again).