Yeah so here's my story. I'm sure many folks here on TB are dealing with this too for one reason or another. I own a trucking and logistics company based out of Michigan. So right there based on where I live and the industry I am in and this economy you can already know what I must be going through. My friends and competitors are dropping like flies in my industry, going out of business left and right. This darn economy is terrible, but I do think there is signs of life. The market seems to be doing a little better, there are some positive things. Granted my company is doing OK, we are fighting the good fight trying to stay ahead of this economic turmoil. In order to do that I need to work 12-15 hours a day and I also work from the house at night having to be on call 24 hours a day. Needless to say I have only played my bass 1 hour in the last 2 weeks! I know family and work first and I am cool with that. Bass playing is that release in my life that I need, the thing that makes me feel better, forget about a long day of work. I am also in a cover band, and the guys are cool and understanding about work schedules. We are doing drummer tryouts and I just have no had the time to practice at all! So that's a bit of a bummer to say the least. I am considering quitting the band because I do not see myself having the time, in fact my work load in only increasing..yeah that sucks, but at least I can pay the bills. I know a lot of people must go throught this with work, kids, family, etc. I really don't want to stop playing the bass, but man this is just crazy right now..talk about stressed to the max!!! Anyway thanks for reading and letting me vent TB. How's everyone else holding up with all this crap right now?