Today I working at home and afraid I might go into depression. But yesterday two good things happened and I am doing my best to watch my "ruminations". Several weeks ago I asked to switch groups because I was running out of work and worried about being laid off. Well they would not let me leave my current job, I fix integration problems on a global gaming network, work a lot at 5:00 am in the morning with Europe. I am down to about an hour a week for work -- hence waiting to get laid off. I work from home a lot, between the isolation and lack of work and others major issues I became depressed. Well, they gave me some busy work. Well now that work is tuning into work that is needed. So I am now doing work, that will be used in the network center, in what I believe to be current technology that I can leverage should I be laid off. The integration work I am doing is on a dying technology, not leverage-able. In summary this new work gives me hope. Now let's chat about the other major issue. The software I've been working on for over 10 years, looked like it died, at the same time my integration work was dying. That plus my other work dying, the isolation, etc. caused me to drop into a major depression. Well now my work of 10 years may have a second life. NPR just did a show about how software like mine is needed in the new world of "Clouds". My partner and are finally just finishing a mini-business plan that we will be sending to the major players in the medical cloud industry. So the NPR story also offered hope. So today I am working at home with tinges of depression gnawing at me trying to take hold. But I am doing by best to stay involved in work and interfacing whenever possible with others. So will see if I can spend the whole day working from home without dropping into depression. Here goes. . . .