When I went to post on my other blog about my Halloween makeup test-run (Hello, Ursula!) I saw that I hadn't updated this one in months.
So here's the update...
Roughly 3 weeks after being let go from his former employer, he was re-employed, still in the high-tech field, still writing software, but doing something completely different from what he had been doing before (metrology). He took a tiny (really small) paycut, but it's ALL good.
He has a smile on his face coming home from work and is excited about what he does now. And that's something I haven't seen in YEARS.