I\'m never going to post a positive thread again, am I... well, I got let go from the train park yesterday. that was my sole source of income while I was searching for a new job. what happened was my boss was in partnership with some other guy he couldn't stand to work with anymore, so he sold his half out. unfortunately, the other guy doesn't much like me, so I got the boot. so, I finaly had to break down, and go in for unemployment. I feel like such a complete failure for having to fall back on that. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif the only good thing I can think of, is my 350 has stopped chewing through bearings, so I'll be able to hold off on the 454 swap I can no longer afford for at least another 2-3 months, possibly indefinitly as needed. on the positive side, signing up for unemployment, means I've been entered into a large database with the state, that employers can do job searches through, and I can call in and have the state do searches for me. but still.... I failed.