We have laid out a plan. It is rather basic, but should help with any money woes we might face. We have decided to sell our tomatoes at the farm market, start getting my chainmaille out in the public eye a bit more, and we have begun looking into starting our own motorcycle shop. (The process for that will be recorded on Following the Yellow Brick Road)
It won't bring in a ton of money (though last night I was flipping through channels and saw a chainmaille necklace on a shopping channel that was being sold for $200) But it is a start to something, that will hopefully keep my husband out of the politics of being the employee. I didn't realize how much stress had been placed on him lately, doing something that he is good at and loved. I did notice that he was starting to look older, but I chalked that up to being together since we were teenagers. But this past week, that added age has disappeared. I really do think that this lay off is a blessing. I know worse is coming, it always seems to, but we have been through much worse then this and survived. And all your comments helped immensely.
It shall be an interesting year.