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Sandra Herforth at home with her cat. (Monica Brady-Myerov/WBUR)
Sandra Herforth at home with her cat. (Monica Brady-Myerov/WBUR)

With the unemployment rate now at 8.6 percent in Massachusetts, that means 13,000 people are out of a job. Among them: Sandra Herforth.

She had a high-flying career in high tech. She supported her husband and two kids and owned two homes, one in Newton and one in New York. She sold the New York home. Now Herforth's house in Newton is under foreclosure, she lives on unemployment and public assistance and tries to grow as much food as she can in her backyard.

In our continuing series about people adjusting to living with less, Herforth talks about making some major life changes.

Herforth's story is part of our ongoing series, Living With Less.

This program aired on August 6, 2009.

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