A few of you know that Todd, like so many others, just lost his job. His company canned everyone, in a non-economy-related shift in infrastructure. However you say it, we're pretty fucked. For one thing, we won't be able to keep our insurance at $1,000 per month, which has dire ramifications. and he's already conjured up some ways in which to tighten our household belt. One of these ways is to reduce the weekly allowance he has always given me. I freely admit I have been given quite a generous sum, and while I fully understand his need to be more conservative, I know I will need to adjust to eating out less with the kids, dropping $15.00 at Starbucks on a whim, etc.
I knew today would be the first day of the new pay cut, and I'm okay with it. But when I saw this, it made me sad. I hate that Todd carries the entire burden, that I can't simply say, "Hey, I'll support us for a while." I'm grateful just to have some cash in my pocket, and told him not to sweat it, but Todd is the very picture of stoicism, so this was hard: