Well, my hubby has a job! Can you believe it? I never really thought this day would come. Since Eric and I got married in 1999 I have been a full-time student's wife. That's 9 years of undergrad and grad school. There have always been pluses and minuses to being in school.
Pro: Two week vacations at Christmas
Con: Being strapped for cash at all times
Pro: Two week vacations in August
Con: Having to travel during our vacations
Pro: One week vacation in March & July
Con: Being away from family
Con: Never seeing my husband
Con: Stress, I could go on...
I guess the bad out-weigh the good. We were always blessed as students though. Thankfully, we always had really nice places to live, cars that cooperated with the tough Utah & Wisconsin winters, a good school that made Eric a great dentist, good wards, and families that supported us along the way. Though there were struggles and set backs along the way things always managed to work out and more often than not, in our favor. Take Eric's new job for example. First and foremost, we live in one of the most brutal places to commute. If you have to commute - you are pretty much screwed. Not only because of gas prices but because of the traffic. Eric's new job is seen here (B). We live at (A). 1.4 miles. Instead of Eric looking for a new car at this point he is planning on a buying a bike. Nice.
Eric's boss is a great guy. He's LDS and went to UCLA. His family has known Diane's family for a long time - interestingly enough, Dr. Penrod's mom visit teaches Eric's grandma. I think the two of them will mesh well together and Eric will learn a lot from him. He runs a really busy practice and knows his stuff.... so much so I won't need to work in the front office. Ever. His first day is July 14th. Can't wait!