I'm watching the stock market with interest, and have been for the last year or two.
It feels like once the Dow cracks 10,000 again, I'll get a job. Maybe that's illogical. But until then, I'll keep punching out the resumes and working my temp job.
My new workbench is done, and currently the paint is drying. I have at least one more coat of black paint to put on, then I'm overcoating with polyurethane. Hopefully that will leave a nice, durable surface. It's been pretty cold, so everything needs extra time to dry.
No progress on any EE stuff since I've been building the workbench in the evenings. Once the final coat is on, I'll finish soldering the USB cam and find more parts for the CNC workcell.