Miss Karen and I are taking a little well-deserved R and R to visit some friends who recently bought a second home in Florida.

My goal: enjoy it. Enjoy the quiet, enjoy the company, enjoy the scenery.

The joke in the appraisal profession is that there is either not enough work (so we are up nights thinking about paying the bills) or too much work (so we are up nights thinking about meeting deadlines).

I have been blessed with too much work for a long time now, and I have been going pretty hard. Going hard happily, I might add. There are worse things after all.

But if I don’t take a little time off I will burn out. I know I will, because I have done it before.

So out of respect for my clients, to whom I am deeply grateful, I will see you next week.