A consulting firm contacted him directly off his posted resume on Monster. They said he is EXACTLY the person they need for a 6-12 month assignment with a particular client. Only problem is that it's about 50 miles away in bad traffic. Minimum 90 minute commute each way by car. Not sure if he could take the train (which would actually take about the same amount of time). Don't know about the money. He told them what his base was, and that he realizes he'd likely have to take a cut. They said they reeaaally want to have him in for an interview, but the commute is a real issue. He has really been enjoying being home to spend more time with the family -- and he as been very involved with the kids and it's had a positive impact on them. Tough decision... he has huge reservations.