My husband works in construction so lay offs should be something we're used to but we've been blessed with steady employment for a good long time. How long will he be off? We don't know. Early estimates were phrased in weeks but then that changed.
It scares me because we've gotten so comfortable lately. We have money in savings, so we should be fine for a while, but I'm not sure how many months we can go before it catches up with us.
On the other side of things, having him around is just wonderful. We've been working on some much needed house work. We've been able to spend time with the kids. We've been able to spend time together. If it wasn't for the money factor, it'd be perfect.
Anyway, I feel a bit better just expressing fear. At the end of the day, as long as we can keep from panicking - ok let's face it, as long as I can keep from panicking - this could be a wonderful time for us. Wish us luck though!