The situation I alluded to in my previous post is this: I learned this morning that my contractor position here has been eliminated, and since the contracting firm I work for no longer maintains a "bench," my employment ends sometime tomorrow. (I delayed posting here until I could reach my lovely wife to inform her.)
It's a strange circumstance. I arrived for work this morning and was informed that today would be my last day. I was also told that there was no particular issue with my performance; really, no reason was given. (This is good; it means I'll be adding myself to the unemployment statistics.) Faithful readers will recall that I had a scare several months ago, which was fortunately alleviated by my placement in this position. This time, however, it's unlikely -- albeit possible -- that yet another opening will materialize on short notice.
Fortunately, since the scare I've kept my eyes open and I have a couple of active job applications already. I am sure I'll land on my feet. In the short term, this development impacts some plans my wife and I had, but hopefully things will return to an even keel shortly. I'll keep y'all posted, of course.
And speaking of posting, please understand that I'm occupied with clerical matters right now. I expect to return to posting late tomorrow.