So how are you guys doing? I mean really, still working in the garage? buying parts? Seems like every other news story, or even if you don't listen to the news-the guys at the barber shop, are pouring out the latest bad news on the economy. Personally I'm gettin tired of it. I've always believed in my own personal economy, regardless of the big picture. What really matters to most of us is how we personally, our family, and friends are doing. Maybe I'm just lucky, but me and everyone in my world are still chugging along. OK, I gotta come clean and tell you that the TV station I worked for got rid of me and about 48 of my co-workers in January of 07, and besides 4 months filling in at a buddies body shop, I've been un-employed, ran out of employment benefits, and really have no prospects. But I think that being a "car guy" puts me, and if your reading this; most likely you, in a special catagory. We tuck stuff away in the garage, shed, neighbors garage, under the bed etc.when we have an extra buck, and pull it out when we need it. Car guy 401k. So I have been getting along selling off a couple of finished projects, nothing fancy or high zoot$$$$$, I am lucky enough to of had a couple other projects stashed, and a couple of deals come my way that I have bought, fixed, and turned. Over the summer a buddy and I turned a good chunk of my garage in to a bicycle shop, and we did up some classic old bikes that we sold. So like I said, maybe I'm just lucky. Got a roof, heat (turned down kinda low), good eats, a cold beer occasionaly, good woman for the last twenty years, and even though the last few days have been too frosty to wrench in the shop, I get to do pretty much what I love-work on old cars, buy some cool stuff, and sell some stuff I hopefully will not miss later on. So thanks to the classifieds on the H.A.M.B.(thank-you HAMB, checks gonna be in the mail), local swap meets, and another free listing site that can go un-named here, I'm doing OK. I hope you all are making it work too, and if ya got any secrets on making an honest buck, share it with us.