I do indeed have fantastic news for now, and hope that it is for good... Well, *unfortunately*... the owners held a meeting with the supervisors and all employees today, as soon as hubby got to work today- we knew it was going to happen, last night... and the two of us, were terrified.. I didn't sleep... Hubby stayed up about 2 hrs* longer than normal for him, so, I knew he was terrified. Anyhow, he could only text me, first... but, the text message, simply said "I'm fine. i'll call later". So, I relayed that to my dad, sister, mom & stepdad, who were all waiting nervously too... Then, at his break, about an hr & 15 minutes ago, he was able to *call* me, & tell me what all took place.. Unfortunately, his work did have to fire 16 people, 4 from night shift, and 12 from day shift- at this machine shop he works at, that is actually nearly *one-third* of the employees.. BUT, hubby, thank GOD, is safe... we hope that by having to let those 16 people go, that they did so, keeping in mind, that they should make sure that will keep the others jobs secure, hopefully. Some of the guys who were let go, 'did not surprise' a lot of people... one, because he actually had not been there near as long as others (a couple of years, but, nearly all of the employees have been there for 10 yrs or more, hubby, has been there since he graduated, it will be 14 yrs for him, come June 09). I feel, for everyone who was let go today, they got whatever was left of their 401k, etc... and one week's 'severance' pay... BUT- most of them, if not all, (one of them on nights though, i know is not married, nor does he have other income- but, he does have family that can help out/take him back in) but, the majority who were 'let go' permanently, have spouses who have jobs, as well as they have side jobs, a couple have pretty thriving (though, seasonal, of course) mowing businesses, and one of the guys from night shift, is married to a nurse, and he is also a small dairy farmer... so, at least they've got that... and will hopefully be ok. Thank you anyone, and everyone who prayed for us... I continue to pray for our entire country/world, and my family, friends, etc, as yes, we are *all* struggling... Hubby sounded so much calmer on the phone. Praise God. We don't know how well, or how long this will work, but, I continue to pray, that those who were able to stay, will have enough work to keep the place open at least.. We're just fine with taking pay cuts, lower hours, etc... we know *everyone* has to 'tighten their belts' right now... we just pray that he can KEEP this job, (and the INSURANCE!) until we all get through these times, and things hopefully pick up. Again, praise GOD! thank you all, God Bless... We'll all continue to pray. Laura.