As most of you know, I'm waiting to find out if I get a job offer in HI and if I can get them to pay me enough to live on and move out there. I don't care if I found a job around here- I'd take it if I could. But I haven't had anything come through around here and I've sent out countless resumes. I never had any trouble before with this resume and a job recruiter/headhunter assured me it wasn't a problem with references or experience but it's just the economy. I have no Plan B and I need to come up with one quick. The only things I can think of is to walk away from it all and go to my mother's- which I am sure would not last long at all. She would kick me out because she is nuts. The only other thing I can think of is to put the dogs in a shelter temporarily and myself in a shelter. But frankly, that makes it harder for me to find a job. This would be so much easier if I knew how long it would take to find a job. I'm willing to relocate to Wash. Difficult Child, NC, anywhere in VA, and the near vicinity. Does anyone have any ideas for a Plan B for me? Now, better news!! If I get the job in HI for a salary comparable to what I'm used to making (with a cost of living adjustment), I might be able to make this work- actually, I would have no choice. I got an idea after reading Janet's suggestion about a car trade with someone in the military and I advertised (free) for a house swap. I owe on my house and am not all that close to a military base so I wasn't sure how musch response, if any, I would get. But, I got a response from someone in the army who has a townhouse near the place I'd be working in HI. Now, this might not work out but it gave me hope- maybe we could rent from each other or work something out with the banks so we don't have to be foreclosed on. This lady owes on the townhouse too - but she said it didn't have air conditioning. She said AC wasn't really needed there. Does anyone know if that's true? I told difficult child that the dogs would need to be quarantined but should be out around the time he was released and there and he didn't flip out like I thought he would. He said if he could survive being locked up a while that his dog could, too, as long as I go visit her. LOL! I lived on credit card debt thru all this and now they are maxed out and are calling because I haven't made payments. I hated to think what this was doing to my excellent credit record but I spoke with one rep from the company today. I've been dealing with them for years on good standing but I told him I have no job right nnow and cannot work out a payment plan until I get one. He said my credit score had dropped some but he told me what it had dropped to and it's not nearly as bad as I'd thought. TG!! They are willing to work with me and lead me to believe that if a payment plan is worked out, it won't hurt the credit score anymore. Did you all know that? I've been watching this guy on Headline news and he says credit card companies will sometimes drop interest altogether if a person commits to paying a certain amount each month. The guy says to make sure you get it in writing before making a payment though. Anyway, if the CC company agrees to that and it doesn't hurt my credit score anymore, that would be excellent! Ok, there's tonight's ramble. LOL! I just don't know what I'll do if this job doesn't work out. I need a Plan B to get a job!!