So, you might remember that I had resolved to attempt to lose weight & pay off our debt this year. I had a meager plan for the weight (Nutrisystem) & a good plan that was working for the debt. We did a month of Nutrisystem, and the best I got out of it was that I lost the weight that I put on in the first two weeks of the program. husband lost about 15 pounds. Needless to say we're not wasting our money on that again, but I am trying to be mindful of what we eat and drink. husband is a contract worker, and works for a major company on the East coast. They have a rule that you can only renew contracts twice, and then the employee has to be let go for 30 days. They've offered him a position at 75% of his hourly rate with no overtime twice, and we've said no. So they said they'd keep him an additional year, and he either had to fish or cut bait at the end of the year, knowing that we had this debt to pay off. We were right on track for that. We needed to have him take time off for ten days (without pay) this month, part of which was going to be a relatively cheap vacation during the travel. They said, "Why don't you take your month now and come back at the contractor rate for a year?" Well, it seems better to take that 30 days now than to take a full pay period without pay and then an additional 30 days at the end of the year, so we said "yes". The trouble being that I have been paying off the debt like crazy & only setting a little aside, so the only way we can make it without a month's pay is to use credit cards for anything above and beyond the mortgage and the debt. We'll be careful not to do anything extra, and to eat everything in the freezer and the cupboard, but I am so anxious I could jump out of my skin. husband is calling him tonight. I have told no one about the layoff, because we were meant to be out of town part of the time anyway, and we'll be working around the house. husband's job is very niche oriented. He is one of about 10 or so people in the country who does what he does. They are always having to call in people from the software company to help. The software developer has always told him that when the 30 days are coming, he should let them know, but they're in Houston. The job would require a lot of travel, but it's a good negotiating thing if he can say he has something in the works when he comes back. Tomorrow is his last day before the 30 days off, and he has just heard today that the guy from the software company in Houston may have been hired on permanently at his company. I've had a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) that seems to not want to go away. I went to the doctor last week before I knew this was all coming up for it and my BiPolar (BP) (on medications) was 160/95, my oxygen intake was less than 90%, and there was glucose in my urine on top of the infection. I don't have diabetes, never any sign of it. I didn't get a chance to talk to the doctor about that, because the lab was backed up and we all knew I had a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and we said "just call in an RX if it's positive" so when she asked about my glucose I was shocked. I have another appointment tomorrow. Needing to go urgently can be a sign of diabetes 1. And to top it off, my stairlift broke, so I'm barely able to get around the house. Now I'm a nervous wreck.