At a company picnic for Carrie's firm Doug's skills at softball make Carrie's boss ask if he will pretend to work for them so he can play on the company team. Doug convinces people that he's a lawyer and gets a job offer.
Doug and Carrie have an argument about what led them to be in there current home, so they tell the story of what happened when they were looking for a home. Doug originally wanted another house that Carrie hated.
Carrie finds out that there will be layoffs at her firm and that her boss might be one of the people fired. Doug gets in trouble with Deacon when he loses Deacon's koosh ball that was a gift from his son.
Carrie loses her job, and Doug is annoyed that she does nothing all day when he is struggling to help them survive. Instead of job hunting, Carrie decides to make decorative cell phone covers, which look awful.