U-turn of Life.
Yes yes, it's true. The husband is no longer in danger of unemployment due to "locational restructuring". At the last minute, he receive a one week extension, a new job was posted that was essentially written explicitly for the husband. He applied, received an offer letter, and today signed the papers. He will do pretty much the same job, with a more "important" customer base, and for a big horking raise in salary. All in all, we are happy. It's just that we must now switch gears from 'frugal and job seeking' back to 'busy and maid-considering'. But, really, we're happy about it, and since he landed an official non-contract job, the husband can purchase a shiny new HD LCD TV. Much research ensues.