As quiet as one would think the summer could be, ours was actually insane, especially in August as my personal life was all about camp logistics and my professional life was all about interviewing and searching for work. Deb has also been working round the clock and commuting 2.5 hours each day (though still making it home for dinner with the kids.) I could blame our lack of recent blog posts on the fact that my computer died and I was off the grid for a week. But really, it’s simply that there are only 24 hours in a day.
However, in the interim of clipping relevant articles to expound upon, and juggling summer camps, day trips and start-of-school mania, I’ve accepted a new job in sales and marketing for a leading automotive data and marketing solutions company. I am thrilled to be a part of a high-performance team. When we told our kids the great news, our oldest belted out excitedly, “See! Obama IS making more jobs!” (And then he wanted to know if I’d get a free Ferrari.)
Unfortunately, we do not see the race slowing down any time soon. In fact, it will be getting exponentially busier. For the first time, we will become a “traditional” two-parent-working-outside-the-home family, necessitating the need for a part-time sitter (found someone great – thanks to everyone who gave us names!) As such, we’ve decided to take a hiatus on the blog in order to streamline our lives a bit … and preserve our marriage.
That’s not to say we’re walking away from And For Poorer entirely. Keep your eyes peeled for the occasional post every now and whenever. In the meantime, thank you for joining us on the ride (217 posts!) and your wonderful support. Until next time!
Blessing: The opportunity to share our story, to touch so many people and hopefully, bring a little levity in a difficult economy.