Here’s an interesting read from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. As my Lovely Wife™ (who sent it to me) put it, "It’s Atlanta, but it’s still interesting."

Allyson Roberts is a wife and mother in Alpharetta, and a Realtor whose business is evolving — if not evaporating — before her eyes.

So she did what anyone might do to keep a job that has provided a good income for 23 years. Roberts changed her business strategy and cut back on personal spending.

She didn’t want to be among the real estate agents who are bailing out of the business in large numbers, according to records of the state real estate commission.

"I dumped the Lincoln Navigator — period, end of story," Roberts said.

(I note with some amusement that if I was to follow the silly guidelines the AP is trying to foist on bloggers, my excerpt would have read

Allyson Roberts is a wife

.)