There are some benefits to just having me and the fur babies in the house. If it's a mess, it's our mess. The grocery bill is MUCH lower than when K is home.
The bad things are that I have to shovel, keep his truck running (more of a challenge mentally and literally when it's 20 below than you might think), and WORST OF ALL, I am responsible for consuming ALL leftovers. I'm good at eating the same thing two nights in a row, and maybe a lunch.