President Obama said the recession ended 15 months ago. Some economists agreed with him. Most “ordinary” people did not. My personal business hasn’t recovered. In fact, this year’s income isn’t even 50 percent of what last year’s was.
But I’m beginning to think that maybe things are starting to improve. There is an expensive subdivision which was started a few years ago that I pass when I’m going to church. The streets were paved and some houses built but at least half of the subdivision has set empty for the last two years. I think the price of the houses started at something like $750,000 or a million.
The other week I noticed that a new house was being built in that subdivision. Then the other day I saw that a second one has been started. It’s an encouraging sign that maybe our economy is improving.