Seems like everyone's going through tough times right now. Younger Son is still job-hunting in California, as is Friend Suzy's husband in England. Fio usually turns to the newspaper comic strips for relief, but now Brad, Luanne's brother has been laid off from his EMS/firefighting job.
Fio doesn't like her comics striking that near home and hopes Brad will soon move to bigger and better as an encouragement to the rest of us.
Hmm, has Fio been striking a theme lately?