Links and Kurt, have you considered relocating for a job opportunity? I say let those resumes fly online and see what pans out. I know a gal who relocated from Chicago to Dallas (!) and found work teaching here. She started as a sub, though. Or how about the other gal i know who moved from Dallas to San Antonio and found work there teaching the 3rd grade. (she wasn't really too bright, so it honestly worries me a little on how she's now teaching...) I'd try more rural areas where the cost of living is much lower. Good luck to you both. Kurt, I know you could find work in areas if you were willing to travel.