Cory has been working lots and I'd like to clear up any misconceptions about him working overtime. He doesn't work extra days because we're obsessed with money or because he needs to supply money to my "demands" or because we're hurting for money. He's working overtime because it's necessary.
When employees start at Kennecott they usually start at a "craftsman C" level of pay. They are required to take online classes and take tests that usually take years to complete in order to move up to the next level. Cory has been going in extra days to complete these courses now. He's almost done with the "C" level of courses and will soon be starting the "B" level and get a pay raise. The highest is "A". It will be a long time before he finishes these but we agreed it's best for him to complete these now while we only have one kid and things are still normal. So now you know why he's been gone so much. It sucks and we both hate having him gone an extra day or two a week but the end result will be worth it. There's no other way to complete these without going in on unscheduled days. Thank goodness they pay him for doing the tests.
On his days off he tries his best to be a good father and husband. I think he's doing a fabulous job! Kennedy loves him to pieces and so do I. I'm so very grateful he's willing to work so hard for us and that he agrees it's best for me to be in the home, raising Kennedy. I sure love him. Even when he's annoying :)