Hi , NukeMom. Thanks for your kind words. I wish the same for you. It's been quite a while for me, but there is some hiring starting to go in my area, so perhaps things are looking up. I'm hoping for a "yes" on the vote, though. Gives us breathing space.
I hope that your time off is not too long. It does feel.......odd?.....to receive money when you're not actually working. I'm taking online courses, volunteered at my son's school, looked for employment...stuff so I didn't feel like such a drain. It does help, if that's any consolation for you. )