I choose the Invisible Pink Unicorn.
Yesterday I watched as R limped into the living room and gingerly sat down on the couch. He sighed in obvious pain, and I suddenly felt the urge to yell at him. I didn't yell, instead I said, "R, this is absolutely ridiculous. Look at yourself. You can't even sit down. Why are you hanging on to the business when it is destroying our family and nearly killed you? I care about you, and I want things to work out for us, but I can asssure you that they're not going to work out as long as you're hurting yourself. I don't want to be the one who has to call your mother and tell her that you died in a shooting, or a car accident, or from a stress-induced heart attack. She cares about you. My family cares about you. Your brothers and sisters care about you, but you are throwing it all away."
During this speech he lay down on the couch and had attempted to prop his foot up on the armrest, but was unable to because the muscle in his butt is pretty badly damaged. Then he said,"You're right. Tell me what the lawyer said about spending the money?"
I'm writing the "we're closing" letter to our primary creditor today. We'll go over it tonight and make the final revisions. Then it will be crazy time as we get all the stuff done that we need to do. We are setting the date.
I know some of you are going GAH! NO! But really... this is the best course of action. This will give us a completely fresh start with NO DEBT (except for our mortgage) after all is said and done. Then we can finally try out marriage with no business pressure (before we owned the business we were saving for one, don't you know?), no tiny baby, and two incomes.
Also, I get a new car, all new floors, and a new A/C.
I am doing naked cartwheels right now.