So when we moved to Nashville, Cy did not look for a new job right away. He had been in banking for 22 years, and was looking for a little bit of a change.
We talked about him going into real estate, and considered it for a while, but then decided not to go that route.
For the past six months, he has been working his tail off on our Kentucky reno and our Tennessee fixer upper. It has been MORE than a full time job! I’ve never met a man that works as hard as he does!
We have been working on this renovation together, and filming our Notes from Home videos, and truly loving every minute of it!
Okay, maybe not every minute of it. This renovation has had its ups and downs, but what we have loved about it is doing it together.
I’ve always said that”DIY” is our love language. It truly has been. Every home we’ve owned has been a fixer upper. It’s all we’ve ever know as a married couple, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
We knew that Cy working full time with me on our renovation would eventually have to come to an end unless something came our way with my blog that would financially help us replace the money he made in banking, and sadly, it has not.
So Cy put out a few applications in the fall for banking jobs in this area, and was hired in December to work as a business banking manager with US Bank in Nashville. We are so grateful for this job! I am so grateful for a husband that does whatever he can do to provide for his family.
I know that he would rather continue to work with me full time at home, but he knows that right now, our family needs a steady income coming in and good health insurance. So last Monday, my man started his new job. (He was supposed to start a little earlier, but had to delay it because of his eye surgery, and they were so understanding.)
So Cy has traded his work clothes for some suit clothes, at least from 8:00 to 5:00 that is!
(That’s not a good picture of my man, but it’s the only one I have. Adam snapped it on his phone at 7:00 am one day last week. His blazer matches the door perfectly! haha!)
Cy is still going to be working with me on our renovation, it will just be more on weeknights and weekends, like it was when we lived in Kentucky. It will take a little getting used to again, but it will all be fine.
Friends, I wanted to also give you an update on Cy’s eye. You can tell by the photo above that his eye is still healing. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have heard me share it in my stories, but we got some bad news about his eye on Saturday at the doctors.
Cy’s surgery before New Year’s went well at first, but a couple of weeks ago, he started having double vision, and it has progressively gotten worse. We went to the doctor to see what was wrong, hoping that it would eventually correct itself on it’s own, but the doctor feels like the buckle they placed on his eye to help keep his retina from tearing again, may be causing the double vision.
There is no way to tell for sure, but they think the buckle is causing some of the muscles in Cy’s eye to cause his eye to turn inward, thus causing the double vision. So the doctor thinks we need to remove the buckle. :(
To do that, Cy will have two more surgeries. The first one will be in-office, and the doctor will use a laser treatment around the entire perimeter of Cy’s rentina to reinforce it, hoping that it won’t tear again in the future.
Then two weeks later, after the eye has healed from the laser surgery, they will remove the buckle on his eye. This surgery will be in the hospital like before. (Although we are getting conflicting opinions from other eye professionals that say we shouldn’t have the buckle removed, so please help us pray for discernment on what we actually should do.)
There is no guarantee that this will fix the double vision, but we are hoping it will. We are hoping that it will let the muscles in his eye function properly again.
Most likely, we will have to see a new “eye muscle” doctor after the surgery to see if any permanent damage has been done to the muscles or if surgery/therapy needs to be done on his eye after that.
I truly appreciate your prayers for him. Having double vision has been terribly frustrating for him, and it hasn’t been easy starting this new job, although he likes his job a lot! :) Then he also has to deal with the embarrassment of his eye turning in a little. It’s just a lot to deal with, but he does it with a smile.
I love him so much.
(before eye surgery)
We both know that it could be so much worse, so we are counting our blessings every day!
I will be sure to keep you update on his eye, his new job, and everything else we have going on!
THANK YOU for letting me share my life with you, and THANK YOU for always being so loving to us.