I've entered the final phase of my unemployment - Extended Benefits.
What you have to do for this phase is make 5 business contacts and 3 applications per week and fax those to IDES.
It's not like I wasn't looking for a job before but now this leaves me little time to do anything including study for my WIAA granted CCNA test.
And if I screw this up even once my benefits disappear. And until I find employment I can't let that happen.
I'm hoping a particular Linux based job comes through for me. It sounds like just the job I've been looking for. Casual environment, Linux servers, server room, etc. And it's not far from where I was driving to work before. (I may yet return to the days of teriyaki chicken pita lunches.)
Anyway the upshot of all this is that everything is on hold. And I mean everything. If I can get to it during the time I'm not actively looking for a job then fine but otherwise I can't afford to do it.
I'm going to try and get some sleep now...
Cross-posted from Dreamwidth ( http://nimitzbrood.dreamwidth.org/228560.html ) but feel free to comment here as well.