It seems we've been pretty lucky the past couple months. It finally seemed like we were making headway. We've been budgeting like crazy lately so we can save for some substantial expenses... aka law school, car repairs, emergency fund, etc but our luck has begun to wain. Yesterday I went into work with a job and left early without one. The layoff finally came. My position, and a co-worker's, was dissolved. It wasn't completely unexpected, I knew something was up when we began time tracking and task shifting, but I'd really hoped I wouldn't be among the ones laid off. Unfortunately I was. So the search is on. If you know of any fabulous openings, let me know.