When we returned to the states in February, we knew it would take time before we were financially stable again. Two years of travel across the Americas and shipping our 4Runner back home had annihilated our savings. Being the brilliant people we are, we've relocated to an area where the cost of living is relatively high and wages are low. Knowing this, we moved in with Shannon's parents and slowly took over their basement. We had to rely on credit cards for the first few months back in the states but I'm happy to say we've managed to pay those off.
After a few months in the basement and now pregnant, Shannon one day told me that she needed something different. She needed more privacy and independence.