The smiles on our faces sure weren't there long... Little did we know an extra week (minus a Wednesday) of Winter Break, 14" of more snow, and 3 days without power and water were still in the works for us. I spent my lunch today clearing large branches, twigs, and garbage thanks to our lab from the driveway. I don't know what we will do with all the greenery still in the yard. My garage is piled high with recycling and laundry, my least favorite. Lucky for me mortgage rates always like to dip down when I have the most to do so I get to procrastinate on the laundry until this evening. My point is that I won't miss all of the negatives that 2008 brought upon us... I won't bring up the mortgage crisis, the wonderful hit to our 401k plans, or the bailout... ha ha! Rather I am looking forward to a great run on rates, home buyers taking advantage of lower home prices, and just a better year overall. Cheers!