Come this January 12th will be a year for me. I have 4 recruters looking for me but no luck in the houston area. Whats even more sad is guy like my dad had his retirment hit and worried he might get laid off, even worse our returning soldiers are struggling also. I heard DOW will be laying off 200+ here real soon, anyone else heard this? I know things will come around but didn't know it would take this long, never been with out work for more than a day in the last 22 years. Good news,, I do get to fish alot, and spend lots of time with the kids.