Well, the inevitable happened; after dodging layoffs for the last 24 of 26 years, I got laid off today. To be honest, I'm really not entirely sure how I feel about it yet. I'm upset because I've spent a considerable portion of my life there, but on the other hand, it sure isn't the place it used to be. Only time will tell how this will work out, but work out it will.
There's going to be much investigating and planning going on around here over the next few weeks. I figure I've gotten a good start by shredding 26 years of now worthless correspondance and statements. This was really quite satisfying.
OK, I admit, I'm a bit of a packrat and have managed to put off doing this chore for quite some time. The good news, I've already gained over half a file cabinet.