going from making a real good living to just surviving lately. A family man who lives up the rd from me about 1/2 mile went to work this morning as he had for the past 22 yrs and was back home before 8 AM. The owner called everyone in and said"go home" We're closing the place. No one had any idea that this was ever going to happen, especially on a Tuesday morning. I just talked to him and he seems to think that he'll get another job, but there are none here or within 40 miles that i know of, (even the mexicans are leaving) He does have a few lawns that he mows on the side, but lawns have stopped growing up here for the next 7 months. I said at least your wife works for the state so you'll still have a ck coming in and med insurance, but now I've heard that the state is talking about closing her place and out sourcing the work, she's been on the job over 20 yrs., I always thought that I wouldn't feel sorry for some people when the SHTF as they've called me paronoid, nuts,and farmer john for always having a garden, eating rabbits,burning wood, storing food, doing my own repairs ect, anyway, I do feel sorry for them and many others around here as the money gets tighter, wonder how long before they'll want to try eating a rabbit and be an old meanie like me?