Whether you agreed with the feelings of change and hope that President-elect Barack Obama used throughout his successful campaign, it's hard not to want to believe that this year will be better, eventually.
We'll be monitoring the situation as best we can in Snips and on this Web site. I talk frequently to contractors and manufacturers in the industry, and it's no exaggeration to say many are struggling right now.
How are things where you are? Our online December poll showed many contractors are feeling squeezed by the credit markets.
Here's hoping for better times ahead.