The new year has begun in the same fashion as last year ended—as a total whirlwind. This a good thing because it shows our industry is strong, active and focused on growth and expansion. Our analysts have been scattered across the country, and I have been in Missouri, Iowa, Indiana and New York (getting out one day before the “big dump”). You would think I could figure out a way to be in Florida, the Gulf Coast or Hawaii, or stay put in Houston.