I'm turning in to a frightened old man. I had a very unnerving experience last night when I hit the sack. I had a empty feeling in the pit of my stomach like I have not felt since I first saw action. I like to think I'm pretty well abreast of what the general economy is doing just by the nature of my work. I know many people in the manufacturing and industrial construction industries. To a man, every damn person says they've never seen it this slow and what's worse, absolutely no prospects for improved business on the horizon. These are not kids I'm talking to. We all went through the down turn during the early 80's and I can tell you, slow as it was then, it was nothing like this. Like that hot sweaty night I had years ago I feel that what we're experiencing is only the beginning of some really hard times. Times that few of us are truly prepared for. You think you are well trained, but training ain't reality. We're in some deep shit!