End of year rush is upon us – all of those projects that were not done in 51 weeks of the year are now supposed to be finished in the last week of the year. We do our best, but it is probably the worst possible week to get anything done in the US. Christmas, the New Year, Hannukah holidays plus the beginning of serious winter weather and the end of year accounting and shipping issues means it is a crazy time. At least we are seeing a strong finish to a strong year at 60% above last year’s volume. When oil dropped, so did the number of inquiries we saw in the 4th quarter, but I am predicting a strong recovery for oil prices by mid-year 2009 and so we are getting ready for that rush too!