My first week in Phoenix was not what I had been expecting at all. I had assumed we would settle in, Cindy would go back to work while I found a job and only rely on my savings sparingly, as needed. As it turned out, without that little nest egg I had collected, we both would have been in a world of hurt.
The morning following our disastrous introduction, Cindy and her now ex-boyfriend had a huge fight while I hung out in the spare bedroom. It did not end well for either of them. Sweeping through the room, she gathered me up and announced we were going to Doug's. I had no idea who Doug was but figured going with her had to be better than sitting in an empty room with an unhappy ex in the house.
Doug turned out to be a jovial guy, a colleg...
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