It has been a couple of months since you wrote this; I hope you and your family are doing okay. I haven't been layed-off, but, I haven't been working. I have been getting the minimum pay from my job, but, it is less than what was already a dismal hourly wage. I didn't like my job and don't want to go back, but, I haven't figured out how to work from home in this dismal economic climate. I have been using the time to focus on my art and writing, though, so that is a plus.