Yep, our situation is our own fault. I wonder when we will learn?? Oh well 2011 is the begining of another year, so I will begin again to recover and make things right. My husband and I thought we would do the right thing by moving to another town to stay with my daughter(and grandkids) while SIL was deployed. I gave up my job, husband was on workmans comp. We did okay untill a few weeks before Christmas she decided she didn't need us anymore and while she appreciated it, she wanted us to go back home. In the process, our truck broke down (transmission, all kinds of wheel joints, brakes.....the best price we could negotiate was 2900.00. The insurance company was good in fronting the remainder of the workmans comp benefits(he has been rated and released). So we made it through the holidays, we were very frugal, but we have been searching for jobs, very diligently and have had no luck. I realize that this is the worst time of year to be searching, but husband has a few prospects. We have been staying with family and friends, but really feel like we are getting "heavy". We are down to our last 100.00 and have no where to live, can't even get and apt with a move in special, because we have no job yet. I know it will happen sooner or later...just getting frustrated...I am determined to make 2011 the year that we turn every thing, thought and habit into a self sustaining habit, so we never have to depend on anyone else's kindness again. Thanks for letting me rant! Happy and prosperous New Year to all!!