This means that for at least a short period, I will be drawing the only paycheck in this household. That's bad news for our financial bottom line. But it's good news in the sense that I plan to lord it over David. I will yell at him to get a job to support his family, and also bug him to stand up straight. I'll also nag him to get rid of that ponytail because Burger King is not going to hire him if he looks like a slob. It's going to be a blast!
|Maybe I need to|
take up smoking so David
can bring me a cigar, too.
That's going to take a lot of saran wrap.
Since David is going freelance, we are switching to the health insurance offered through my job. I am grateful that my job offers health insurance, and that my employer makes a significant contribution to the cost, but sweet mary mother of god is it pricey. This is gold-plated insurance with zero copayments or deductibles, so I am planning on taking full advantage of it. We are going to get medical care up to our eyeballs, whether we need it or not. For example, I am thinking of having my appendix taken out as a preventative measure. And then put back in and removed again, just for the heck of it. At these prices, we can't afford not to.
And on my to-do list, now that we have this new insurance: Research possibilities for me to develop some sort of malady that is painless yet shockingly expensive to treat. I'd like it to be a trendy illness, too, if that's not too much to ask. Maybe I could suffer from something that Angelina Jolie has. (And don't say "twins." Those are trendy, but not painless.)
There's other changes in our household that are afoot, as part of the change in David's job. For instance, due to changes in the way we pay for David's work cellphone, it looks like I may get a real cell phone and we may ditch our land line. Technically I already have a cell phone, a $12 pre-paid phone I bought from Target last year that has come in handy the two or three times I've remembered to charge it. The rest of the time, it acts as a very technologically advanced paperweight. That could be changing soon.
So: new job, new health insurance, new phone. A lot of things are changing in our household, and there's a certain amount of stress and uncertainty that goes along with all those new things. I'm also hoping, to be honest, that one of the new things is a whole lot of saran wrap.