Hi Paula, Things have been tough here also. We almost lost our condo do to my job loss earlier this year, that is when I took the CNA course.I love my job and that makes it great, the pay is lees than what I use to make at my other job but you get use to it.The economy is tough and there are not many jobs out there to be had. My husband has been looking for something better but it is not looking good. I just thank God that we both have a job that at least keeps a roof over our heads. Take care.