I'm afraid to report, Spencer has a bit of a mistress. She steals him away from me every night between the hours of 2:00am-4:30am. She's thinner, smarter, more well-read, and much, much cheaper then me. Not only that, but she leaves her smudgy marks all over him. I suppose I've come to terms with it...you can't beat a little extra summin' summin' in the bank each week...
You didn't think Spencer was a corner-worker, did you?! Well, he's not. In fact, Spencer is one of the Kansas City Star's newest paper boys (kind of makes me sound like a cradle robber, doesn't it?).
For the record, no, we're not in the poor house. We've just accrued more than a little student loan debt after 5 years in school together (4 of which were spent on one income with small extra mouths to feed and bodies to cloth...not to mention bottoms to diaper), and we wouldn't mind getting a bit of a head start on paying it off. Despite holding a job throughout undergraduate and graduate school, managing an apartment complex, and donating over 50 gallons of plasma, we still managed to accrue enough debt to hit us with nearly $500 monthly payments to Uncle Sam. As much as it bites having Spencer go to bed at 8:00/8:30 every night and having a lonely bed in the wee hours of the morning, it bites even more realizing we'll be paying a chunk of our paycheck towards loans well into my children's teenage years. When faced with that alternative, I'll take the empty bed and lonely evenings, thank you very much (you didn't think I'd actually go to bed with him at 8:00 every night, did you?! No siree, not this night owl).
So, while Spencer works to pay off debt and possibly save a little on the side towards a down-payment for a house (we're still wishy-washy on that one), I'll be spending my evenings all by my lonesome. Don't be surprised if you get a lot more random blog posts, comments, and emails from me. I figure if Spencer has his chica on the side, my computer can keep me warm at night too.