I will be employed once again, starting tomorrow.
This will mean less time in SL for me... though, OTOH, more than I'd have if I couldn't afford to connect. :)
One thing it will affect, though, is contact with friends in very different time zones. Spatial distance doesn't matter in SL, which is a wonderful thing. Thanks to SL I've "met" wonderful people I'd never have met otherwise. Temporal difference, though, still does matter.
So... time spent with friends will become all the more precious.