Well I searched for a prayer thread and can't find one, so I figured I'd start one. If there is already one then just move my post there and I'll be happy. Thanks. A lot of you know the sad saga of my son Joshua. Well (yes, Stacey, here we go again!) he still doesn't have a job and his October rent is past due. The guy who said he was going to pay Josh for maintaining the sports web-site hasn't come through with any money. So Josh has been working on a couple other web-site design jobs which when done should pay for a month or two of rent, but still isn't anything steady that he can count on. He never got a call from Burger King or Pizza Hut after he applied there and I heard from someone else that BK hired a bunch of high school kids to fill their openings. Jobs are getting scarcer and scarcer here. A few weeks ago one of our biggest employers (an auto parts maker) announced that they were going to completely close one plant here and cut way back on employees at a second plant here by the end of the year. And my hubby was just talking to someone the other day who was laid off at another plant that never made the news even though they cut their workforce in HALF - letting go 75 of 150 employees!!! Our State Legislature just voted to implement a whole slew of new business taxes that will affect the auto industry in the State the hardest. If you pay attention to the news you've probably seen that we've had two UAW strikes here in the past month over wages, retirement funding, and health insurance. Those morons in the UAW are expecting the automotive industry to come up with more money for them when the economy here in MI is absolutely horrible. What they have done, combined with the Legislature's new taxes, is to make the decision for the automakers to move ALL their manufacturing out of Michigan! The biggest employers here in my county are all tied to the auto industry. So if the industry leaves Michigan those jobs will all go to places where the labor and shipping costs will be much lower. With all that explanation, I'm once again asking for prayers for Joshua. He really is trying to get his life on track now, but the opportunities are less and less. I'm sure he would have a better chance if he could move someplace where there are actually jobs available, but he doesn't have the money to do that either. Oh, and pray for me and my hubby, too, please. The IRS has decided to audit our store for the first time ever and my husband is a nervous wreck even though he is a real stickler for doing everything the way it is supposed to be done. We've heard too many horror stories about them to take this lightly.