I was online reading a news story about how many people found 2011 to be one of the worst years of their lives -- unemployment, no money, the usual things reported these days. One person interviewed referred to last year as shared misery.
It made me grateful to have my niche here in Whatcom County. I found last year to be a year of modest growth, although I did pretty much the same as the year before. I have gotten to a point where I can only do so many inspections so I have been sending overflow to some other friends who do a good job. That technique keeps me sane and helps out my friends, however, it does keep my overall numbers fairly flat unless I raise rates.
Anyway, happy new year to all of you. One member of my staff finds this a great opportunity to wear flashy seasonal outfits.