I thought about it and of course talked about it with Cowboy. I’m just going to have to say no to being a part time nanny. I’m going to tell them that if they ever need a day to do something as a couple, of course, they can give us a call and check availability. It came down to one thing. I would be watching That Baby in my apartment. Excuse me, our apartment. We all know Cowboy sleeps during the day and I will need to be job hunting via the computer while at home. If That Baby were older, it may work. We can’t control her screaming or crying or whatnot. Cowboy doesn’t want it to turn into something where we will have to change our minds and say no later. That may cause some friction in his relationship with CR1. Or mine with That Baby’s Mama. Or ours with the both of them as a couple.
We’ve decided to scratch house hunting plans and get a smaller apartment. We’ve been weighing the idea way before I got the lay off news. That news just kinda sealed the deal. And here’s the deal, we can move into a smaller unit in our building that we live in now for less rent in what we pay now. We will save just over $400. And here’s the kick, we lose space but we gain a bedroom. So we will have a two bedroom apartment for less than what we pay now for our extra big one bedroom apartment. We will lose space in the living room and bedroom. A-ok with us. Because we end up with a larger bathroom, an extra room and get this: a bigger walk in closet! Hallelujah!