I'm so poor I'm not really affected. We have no investments. Still, it's almost unreal watching the economy take this freefall and I worry about my friends who have lost money and homes. A close relative's husband lost his job and may face foreclosure on their beautiful home. And they didn't even have one those "bad" loans--they just have no income anymore, other than her job, which doesn't pay much. I see businesses failing or closing down around me in Nowhere, Wisconsin. My son is struggling to meet expenses--he has a six month old baby. He wants to find a new job, but he's been trying for a year and can't find one so he has to stay at a company that is threatening to liquidate, and he also hates the job. He lives in the Chicago area--you'd think they'd have a lot of jobs, my son has skills, but he says the competition is unbelievable. Everyone talks about the prices of food and gas--and worries about their jobs, if they still have them. I wonder if this is what it's like to fall into an economic depression. How are you doing/feeling?