I just found out that my BIL lost his job. What a rotten thing to happen at Christmas time! The sad part is my BIL will probably have a hard time finding another job d/t his educational status. He is what you would call "a little slow." And no, I am not saying that in a mean way. He definitely had trouble in school and stuff. From what I can understand when he was born he went without O2 too long during the birthing process and he suffered some consequences. He is a hard worker, and usually works as a janitor or some similar position. He lost his a previous job this summer after massive wide layoffs at the plant that he had been at for thirty years. Then, when he found another job with another factory in town, we were thrilled. Now, 6 months later that has fallen through. He also carries the health insurance for his family, so that is a big issue. My SIL has some major health issues (such as diabetes, morbid obesity) that would make it tough for her to qualify for some health care plans
. Why does it seem like this kind of stuff always happens at holiday time?