I just wanted to get some opinions from Mark or others on what they are seeing this late winter. We are very slow at work and i expect it somewhat at this time of year but it seems like every year gets a little slower. Interest rates were a little higher and we've had a long, cold winter but I don't think that explains everything. I did hear that the Des Moines MLS noted sales were down 34% from either Dec. or last year (didn't quite hear). They of course blamed the weather but that is a Significant drop. I'm also wondering if the Government Shut Down had a big effect because Fannie and Freddie have become so important to the market.