I don't honestly know what else can happen. I deal every day with this difficult child. You all know how difficult this is. I don't have to go into that. That is not what this is about. My one sanity is my job. I have worked at my job for 15+ years. It's where I wanted to retire from. I had my plans all laid out. Only 1 year until I can take an early retirement. Then I was going to work part time and start hopefully to enjoy life a little, on my terms. But, the hospital where I work was sold last year. We were a nonprofit and we were sold to a for profit group. I kind of shuddered when they had the big "meeting" and kept emphasizing, "your jobs are secure, just ride this transition out with us". Well, to make a long story short, we had an emergency meeting yesterday (mandatory they said). Yep, you guessed it, we all got canned!!!! Oh, they called it, reduction of work force. You girls have been great dedicated employees, but WE JUST DON'T NEED YOU ANY MORE. There are 8 of us, plus our supervisor. Our experience added together among us is over 160 years. We are all long-time employees. We have a very technical job. So all of us are kind of stuck. We don't know how to do much of anything else. We live in a small town and opportunities are few. And, we lost our health insurance. My difficult child's medications are SOOOOO expensive, even with the discout I get from the hospital and with insurance. I truly don't know what I'm going to do. But my difficult child put it all in perspective for me. In one of his rare moments of concern, he said Mom, what are you going to do? Do you think while you still have money you can buy me a laptop? NO NO NO. Then he very sweetly said, Mom, just promise me one thing, you will not be one of those people who stand in front of K-Mart and ring the bell at Christmas time!!!!!!!! I assured him I would not CAUSE IT DON'T PAY. Ohhhhh, I think I'll just run away.