I would put this in the punching bag, but I want to keep this one alive. We had an "emergency" faculty meeting this morning. The district is short by 16 million for the year due to the drop in state funding. They are currently putting a bill through the state legislature that would allow the state to put off the signing of contracts for next year by a month. So, all district spending is frozen. The district credit card in my pocket is now a paperweight. Doubt I will get to got to USITT not because my dept can not afford it, but because they won't be able to pay for a sub for me. I am just glad I bought a large supply of batteries and gaff a few weeks ago. All purchases now have to go through a review board process, which could back up for 2-3 weeks. Which means that for the show that I have in a month, I need to have purchases orders in a week ago in order to get it built. Woo Hoo! Oh... and I am a limited contract teacher, (because I did not sign my contract at the beginning of the year because I was under another contract) which means that I do not automatically get a contract for next year. So, that is always fun. Anyone else starting to feel this? For those of you at Regional theatres, how are the houses looking? Anyone lost any coporate sponsorships?