I watch the news and hear a lot about the job losses and people losing their homes and wonder how it affects people in different areas of the country. I live in Central Va. and for the most part do not see the housing markets in such a shamble as what I hear is happening in much of the country. The job market here like most places has lost many of the higher paying occupations but unemployment in general is still fairly low 4% or less. Granted "extra money" is getting to be less and less seemingly weekly due to increasing cost on everything that you buy, with gas and groceries being the most noticable but just the tip of the iceburg. I know that I for one have become much less loose with my money and have downsized expenses where possible to stretch dollars further. Vacation will definately be camping and fishing near the home base. At least for now I am hanging in there but if prices continue to rise while my paycheck doesn't somewhere something will have to give. I sure am glad I do not have two or three kids at home to need to provide for anymore! How are things looking in your area and is the economy causing you to have to change?