DH was informed on Monday that there will be cuts made at work. He is one of those being cut, but at least they are giving him a severance package. After 21 years with the company, he is leaving. I just can't believe it and neither can he. We are thankful for the package they are giving him because it will be used to eliminate all our debt. Then he can take time to decide what he wants to do in the next chapter of his life. He has talked about going back to college and finishing his degree or attending a technical school and learning a new trade. My job will be enough to get us through, but there will be no extras like vacations, etc. We can make it thankfully, but it sure will be different. We will have to learn to live a different lifestyle. We will be losing $60,000 + bonuses a year so you can understand when I say there will be a lifestyle change what I mean. We already use coupons, shop sales, hang out laundry, etc...... BUT now is the time to really kick it up a notch and get on the frugal bandwagon even more - time to get serious with it! Wish us luck in the next chapter of our lives! We are trying to stay positive.