Given my living situation (live at home), I am insulated from the terrible economy to a large degree. That and I have been luckey enough to keep my job to this point. However, I just got word that my brother, who has been out of work for the better part of a year, feels like it is time to sell his boat. This is a huge shock to me. I never thought I would hear that.
I hear ya, My wife was just laid off from her job last week and me and everyone I work with has taken a significant pay cut just so we can keep our jobs. Hopefully if we hang in there long enough, things will start to turn around !
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954