I feel like we've taken a ride in a time machine and are about to land in 2006, at the peak of the "dark ages" Brett and I and the kids experienced during his last year of the MBA program. When the contraption's door opens, I'm nervous I'll painfully see ourselves back in an all-too familiar routine...anyone who's had a spouse in school will recognize it. Going your different directions, finally seeing each other for the first time each day as you pass, almost like strangers, in the night--one person just getting home, the other just going to bed. Rearranging family outings for the one day of the week you've got together, but also trying to cram in a billion errands & to-do lists.
After much thought and prayer, we agreed Brett should get a second job working nights for the Post Office at their Data Entry center. He applied and was offered the position, starting in January..
But (and there is a positive "but" here), I keep reminding myself this is a good thing. We're looking at this as temporary (very, very temporary)--a year or just over year. During that time, we're planning on using the extra income to expedite the payment of some debt and also to accrue a more substantial savings to give us comfort should that "rainy day" ever come. No cause for alarm, I assure you...just wanting to have less debt and more reserves. I'm grateful for a husband willing to do whatever it takes to provide for his family, even if it may seem unnecessary to some, he's building security for us. How blessed I am to have him! And so...like many that we know, we're taking extra measures, extra steps, to ensure the stability and comfort of our little family. Wish us luck!