Any optimism and positive energy I had is fading fast. It is August 9th and I have no more interviews scheduled. I have two applications out for jobs that closed yesterday and today so there is a chance they will call me. There has been nothing else to apply for near me. I have to hope that next week some last minute things will open up. I was looking at my employment files on my computer and I noticed that I wrote two cover letters last year on August 8 and got interviews for both of them. One of them was for the LTS job that was for most of the year that I ended up accepting. The other one was for a permanent position but the timing was such that if I didn't accept the LTS job I would have lost it. Not wanting to take a chance, I withdrew from the other job even though it went so well I though I was surely going to get it. But who knows, as my experience this year has shown.. Anyway, I emailed the p today from the other school because I felt that he really had liked me. I kept it brief, reminded him of my interview last year, and let him know I was available. Attached the résumé and we'll see if he has anything. I am going to do this for a few more schools in the area where I haven't applied yet this year. There isn't much around here because it is a rural area, though. I told my husband that job hunting in August is like trying to hook up at closing time. Everybody's desperate! :lol: At least I can laugh a little. I found myself getting so depressed today that I literally did not want to do anything. There is one other tiny glimmer of hope: my BFF from my school last year is applying for a job in another town. Neither one of us was crazy about the place but the new p is really nice and is trying to change things for the better. Anyway, if she left, there would be an opening on the team and they would likely turn to me. I'm just grasping at straws at this point. I do want to say that I'm really happy for everybody who got jobs.