About a week or two ago, I asked Chris how he thought we were doing financial-wise, you know, what with the banks and the mortgage lenders and the stock exchanges all crashing. We talked about it, and both felt pretty good with where we were. We have some savings, our mortgage is at a decent rate, we just paid off our car, we both have jobs, mine is quite stable, and his seemed as stable as you might expect at a small software company – but he really felt like his company was doing well and doing the right things to keep doing well. So it was a big shock when they told him on Monday that they were ceasing new development and he would be laid off at the end of the month – since new development is what he does (er, did). That reassuring talk we’d a week ago was all of a sudden seemed really distant, and overly optimistic. We’re pretty sure we’ll be fine. With work and severance and vacation pay outs, we’ll have his salary through November, and after that, we have savings to work on for a few months before things get too tight. Plus, Chris already has an interview next week, and he’s got a couple of other good leads, thank goodness we’re not in a tech crunch. Still. Not what we wanted to be dealing with. So that’s what’s up with us. How’s the economy treating you?
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