Ed, I have known you many years on the web. Always had a ton of respect for you. Do not dwell on the prev azz holes you worked for, Its done and over and they are not worth the brain power. File for your unemployment, Make a list of available jobs that your skill set or even part of it will transfer across to. Years of knowledge in your line of work will transfer well. many areas such as sales? of the type of equipment you install. Start a inspection service ? I know dang well you do not want to start laying pipe ect at the age we are. LOL so do not waste anytime looking at crap you know aint going to work. Your a smart guy Ed, let your brain work for you instead of your back at this point. Look into sales jobs. Check with auto parts companies napa ect, skys the limit. I know you know some about building, Ive see the pics. Work sales at / for lumber supply companies. If you have to sell the X sell it and dont look back, Car is just a chunk of steel and can be replaced when times are better. From what I have seen and what I know about your X I would say in the real world right now and not blowin any smoke its high 20s to low 30s, $28,000 to 34,000 area JMHO. I also am sending out a prayer that this is just a short bump in the road and things will turn to the good right soon.