Happy Belated "Double-Nickels" Birthday!
I can't comment on the financial situation, but here's a thought for both of the electricians wondering what they are going to do with their time if they stop w*rking.
Do you guys have any idea how popular you would be as a volunteer for a small local charitable or non-profit organization that needs very simple things done for them? Think about your churches, volunteer fire departments, American Legion or VFW or similar veterans' orgs, senior centers...then maybe consider a trade school that might have part-time teachers' aides positions or Career Days, or philanthropic orgs like Kiwanis or Lions or Masons or <substitute names>.
Check your liability insurance policy for doing volunteer w*rk and go from there. Or bill them a very small amount and deduct the difference between what you should charge and actually did charge them on your taxes.
Food for thought...