In the early 2000's I went through two layoffs in three years. It kept me frugal (last car had about 185K miles on it before I replaced it due to up reliability). I have had steady employment for 11 years and have recently been let go. As if by magic, I find I really don't want anything other than some ammo now and then to shoot. A few months ago I could rattle off a list of wants. I won't need to sell anything I own and hopefully I should be working in a month or two. I hope this brief respite from works stays in my memory for a while so I put my earnings to better uses. How about you? Did a bout of employment keep you on the straight and narrow re gun purchases for a while?