Doing more with less

Those past six weeks I spent in the Chair of Immobility at home, mending from this burst Achilles tendon, was preparation for doing more with less. Short drives along the Ka Iwi Coast now qualify as family excursions or couple time with my husband after we took the girls to school.

My husband, employed at The Advertiser since 1988, and even before that as a part-time editorial assistant while in college, received his layoff notice while I was at home convalescing.

We’re probably looking at a 2/3s cut in family income when he turns out the lights and is the last one to leave the old newspaper building sometime this summer. We are sad about this. John and I met at The Advertiser. Continue reading “Doing more with less”