This is tremendous news for me, and I am very pleased to see that the extension has been approved. The last few weeks have been quite harrowing for us as we faced the very real possibility of my benefits running out at the end of August with no real alternatives presenting themselves.
The job search continues, and applications are submitted daily, but I have not had an interview since last January, and the lack of any real substantive contact has been very discouraging. The few contacts that I have had since then felt extremely positive, but they never went anywhere, and only added to the overall discouragement.
Something has to break sometime, and I can only hope that it happens soon. Until then, knowing that we have additional benefits and will not be running out in a few short weeks is a major relief.
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