I guess I'll start with a little about me and my life. I'm 29. I work 20 hours a week as a bookkeeper - 10 of those being in the office on my husband's day off and the other 10 are hours I sneak in when I can from home (nap time, anyone?). I also freelance (more bookkeeping) for a small trucking company (I call that my play money because I set it aside for house projects).
My husband (he'll be known as T here) is also 29 and is a nurse. He works 36 hours a week (9 hours a day for 4 days). We're lucky. Our 1 year old daughter (aka Monkey) is able to stay home with us all week and doesn't need to be sent to a sitter just so we can work. We work to live, not live to work.
Deboullie Mountain in 1999 (site of marriage proposal in 2003)
Now we're working towards a new goal: both of us working 2 days a week within the next 5 years. This is a hefty goal, but we're extremely confident in our ability to pull it off.
We've started gardening (as much for our love of fresh produce as for the money it saves us). T started a new hobby just today: wine making (we do love a relaxing drink every now and again). We are DIYers and do all we can to save money. I'll share projects and money saving ideas later...
Picture of our 2008 garden in mid-July
But now, I must get to work. My baby girl is napping and I've got a folder of work sitting next to me waiting for my attention.