I teach so I will be done with school next week. Usually I work the summer school program in July for some extra $$$. This year I will be doing that and I interviewed for another part time job for the remainder of the summer. My husband owns his own business and has one employee. He had to lay him off on Friday and is looking for a night position part time so that he can continue his business during most days. Never thought that at 50 we would be taking on more employment. Always invisioned cutting back on hours and really enjoying life. That just moved out a few more years. We will have 2 in college this fall and our son is getting married in Oct. We will get through it with many cut backs in our living expenses. Already couponing big time and stretch everything as far as I can. Buy thrift shops and garage sales. Nothing goes untouched in the budget. Everything is cut to the bone. Was going to buy a new/used car this summer. That has been moved out at least 6mo. No vacations, road trips, etc... this summer. Staying home and building a firepit and doing yardwork, checking out books from the library or garage sales, very limited everything. This to shall passed. Good luck to all who are making big changes to survive the down turn.