Well, it has been 9 months and the unemployment continues. I've been spending a lot of time staying one step ahead of the hatchet (in whatever form comes at our family).

I became eligible for the Veterans Administration's VRAP program 2 months ago. Unfortunately, I found out that if I use those benefits getting retrained, I will lose my unemployment benefits.

I've been spending a lot of my time supporting my wife's efforts at treating her cancer (3 hospitalizations/surgeries in the past 9 months and we spent almost 2 weeks at Cancer Treatment Centers of America 2 weeks ago). When I have a moment, I will break it down into more detail (Blackhawks are on in Game 2, and I am trying to pay attention to the game). :-)