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After a hectic and chaotic year where I wished many, many times that the phone wouldn't ring so much, Christmas week has been as quiet as a library. I don't know if this is a recession signal or not; for all I know, it may have been like this last year, and I didn't know because I was off visiting my mother out of cell phone reach. But this year, my husband and I have been just running and running to weddings and such, and I jumped at the chance to stay in town while things were a little slow. What would you do if the phone didn't ring for a week? I spent an enjoyable week working at half-speed -- I have a new listing, so I got the photographer in, although of course I hadn't got the window-cleaning done before he showed up ready to take photos, so it ended up being just me and a roll of paper towels doing battle with the city dirt. (I guess now when I tell my clients that I'm going to roll up my sleeves to work for them, I'll be able to say that I mean that literally.) S...

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