What happens, when everything else changes at the same time? Amy started a new job a few weeks ago. I left the car dealership in December, just ahead of a complete collapse of their business. Due to the new situation, we have to move. Does the tumultuous situation around us make it harder, or does it make it easier? After all, isn't it, in some ways, easier to accommodate one change when you are already making many other changes?
|I left a certain dealership just before their sales took a|
dive of over 50%. For the record, their cars are still neat and
well maintained and clean. They just aren't selling many.
In some ways, the end of my job in December is quite fortuitous. With my salesman's schedule and Amy's full time schedule, we would have needed full time day care. A very expensive proposition where we exchange a great deal of money for the privilege of having someone else raise our child in whatever way they see fit.
I have always been a bit of an entrepreneur. Started a business right out of college. I've always had a project or two brewing on the side. However, since my first effort at full time entrepreneurship, I have never been in a position to give it my full attention until now. Now, suddenly, the math changes. If I would be paying 40-60% of my income to daycare, that means that if I could make 60-40% of my normal income and take care of the Koalid myself, then we are in the same financial position while knowing that the caretaker is one that I can trust. (At least I hope I can trust myself.)
|Back up plan, in case the Koalid|
ever has to come in to work with me.