Well.......it finally happened. Some idiot didn't leave the heater on in the plant over the shut down for the holidays and the wax froze, not in the vats, they have their own heaters, but in the pipes all over the plant. Nichole was notified she is laid off. It is supposed to be just for 2 weeks. But who knows? I told her she is their absolute best temp worker. She'll be the 1st to be called back I'm sure. I mean her temp company raves about her, and the bosses in the plant rave about her. I'm so proud of her for working so hard. I know she's worried sick. Her income is what is supporting them. She's got unemployment going, but she didn't work there but several months...so I dunno how long it's going to last. If she had to she could get welfare after that....but not with boyfriend there. Hmmm, maybe God has a plan? lol Welfare would expect him to go out and work. Nichole called me last week and said only 1 of us could claim Aubrey for the year as a tax credit. husband is claiming Nichole for half the year. Which he should as she was here until Sept. actually. I told Nichole she could claim Aubrey. But now husband has to go waaaay back and see how we did this with easy child. We claimed her half the year the year she moved out, and I know Darrin was born in Dec of that year and they claimed him........And husband is having a major tantrum over Nichole claiming Aubrey saying it's going to mess everything up. I'm trying hard not to think about taxes. husband did not take Nichole and Aubrey off his deductables way back when I told him to. Claiming Nichole for only 6 months is going to hurt us terribly. If it turns out we can't claim her at all if she claims Aubrey for the child credit......people we are going to be in trouble. I don't want to argue with her over it. Normally, I'd make sure we weren't hurt in the process. In all honesty, Nichole was here until Sept. She didn't even start working until August or July. We supported both her and Aubrey nearly the whole darn year. And I'd make her give it to us. But she's broke, unemployed and scared to death. And I just don't have the heart to do it to her. If it puts us in the hole I can deal with it with my FASFA refund for spring.......of course that kills me getting my teeth worked on and the half other dozen things I also need to use it for. ARGH! I hope they call her back quickly.