After more than a year looking, my neighbor finally landed a job. He previously worked as a construction manager, which is undoubtedly why it took him so long to find work again. His new job isn’t in construction but instead is related to supply chain management. He sells software that helps various tier suppliers communicate more efficiently. At a recent holiday get-together, neighbors came by to congratulate him. It’s so good to see someone get back on firm financial footing.
Then there’s the house up the street. Two months ago the vacant dwelling was sold at a fraction of its original value. Then there’s another house that’s been on the market longer than my 3-year-old daughter has been alive.