...a year of uncertainty. We are starting 2012 without full-time employment for Brandon. His company gave him a "great" Christmas present by replacing him with newer models. There is a nice long story to go with it including them expecting him to interview a person they knowingly wanted to replace him with while we were on vacation, but I won't waste my time on all the details.
Suffice it to say this is a good thing and we are happy about it. This job has interfered with and caused damage in our marriage not to mention interfering with our family time. No more! I have a peace about him finding the right replacement job for him, I know it's out there. And that's despite the scary business of figuring out stuff like health insurance, which isn't easy for me considering my options are extremely limited.
I refuse to see this as a curse. I know we will be taken care of, everything will work out the way it is supposed to.