Two closings scheduled this week. How tough is the market? The one Thursday is a co op purchase that we have been working on since the Summer. It should have closed last month but problems arose between the lender and the co op board that have finally been resolved. Friday's closing is a short sale that was originally listed in March of 2007. I could write a book on that file alone- deals died, two lenders, severe hardship, and plenty of angst. Nonetheless, a closing is a closing, and the timing is very welcome. Thank you Santa Claus!