husband just called. He's on his way back from lunch with a former co-worker who's interested in hiring -- no, make that DETERMINED to hire him!!! This is the job that a headhunter called about a few weeks ago, but husband turned down because of the commute. We didn't know what company it was at all. Then last week this other guy calls and turns out he works there and is the one looking to hire someone. It's exactly what husband wants to do. The guy says he's interviewed 50 people and husband is really the person he'd rather hire because he's seen what he can do at the previous company and it's exactly what he needs help with! So despite the fact that it's about a 20%+ pay cut, and a huge commute (likely 2 hours each way) which will cut significantly into husband's family time (which he truly cherishes), he told them to go ahead and set up the HR interviews. As long as he passes that part, it's essentially a done deal!!! I am sitting here in shock! Relieved, but still in shock. He could be hired by the end of next week! I told him that I think this is a smart move and that no one will blame him if something better comes up (like another spot we know may be opening up in the near future -- we just don't know when -- at a MUCH closer company, with likely better pay and benefits) and he decides to leave. We can cross that bridge when we get to it. Thank you to everyone who's kept us in they're prayers. I know there are many of you who have been in the same unemployment boat, or worse, and I will continue to pray for your families.