Hawkgirl, did you make a decision yet on dog ownership? They are a lot of work, but for me, it's worth it. But we're in different stages of life. It sounds like with your work hours and your darling little girl, it would be tough.
I will admit it's a heck of a lot easier with 2 dogs vs the 3 that we had. But if I could still have Blue, it would be worth it, but impossible due to my knee surgery.