Although we officially welcomed Gus into the clan in 2009, it wasn't until 2010 that he really started to feel like ours.
Ed lost his job in 2010; I had a job I hated. We fought, we were broke, we didn't think we'd make it out alive. But we did and we're stronger and we're better partners and communicators because of it. And right when we thought we were going to explode, we took a trip to Jamaica to see two of our closest friends get married. (Don't worry, the trip was paid for BEFORE the unemployment.)
Because of the whole no-job/hating-job situation, it wasn't a hard decision to apply to Information Science programs, or to take the plunge to move from Ann Arbor, MI to Austin, TX. I am now, for the second time in my life, a Texan.