Ok, it's temporary (2- 2 1/2 mos with possiblity of longer if they get more work) and won't pay much- that's the bad news. But the good news is that it's in my field, they (2 partners) had to downsize and move out of their office into a mother-in-law apt for an office due to the profession plummeting so they have no space for me there and want me to put the software (they are willing to provide) on my computer at home so I can work at my house (which means flexible hours)!! It buys time and a couple of other firms in my profession around here have said they will need people as soon as financing allows their projects to move forward. I go to their house/office tomorrow to look things over and pick up software so we can make sure we figure out how to get it on my computer and working. They don't have it on anyone else's computer since they downsized so it is legal to switch it and put it on a different employee's computer. Shewwww.....LOL! I wanted to leave this area due to GAL and so forth but PO almost has me talked into giving him a fair chance that he won't turn into the probation officer. If that's the case, it sure would be nice to not have to move. Although I went to the employment office yesterday and the man tried to help- he told me which temp agancies would be best able to help me specifically, if any could, and gave me ideas on how to better search their website for misc type jobs throughout the state and he's going to mail me a list of companies in this state that prefer veteran employees so I can apply with them. Those would not be in my field but still, any employment is better than nothing. The advantage if this works is that it gets the software on my computer and I might be able to find other people needing me to work from home, which means it could lead to self-emplpoyment. Also, once difficult child is home, if I'm working from home it eliminates that problem of getting him to PO during normal business hours. I tried all this a few years ago but difficult child sabatoged my work and got a virus on the computer and wouldn't let me work if he was home. He's just going to have to understand that he has no choice this time- he CANNOT ever do that again. Probably the biggest advantage though is that it will be easier to get a job if I'm not showing a 1 year unemployment as the most recent thing on my resume. If this works, I can keep the house and take in a border to help with the lower pay, I think. I just am a little worried about that leak in the spare room. It's in the middle of the ceiling and I'm not sure a bed can fit in there without being leaked on. LOL!