Harry built around 70 homes a year and did some grading, now he builds around 5 homes a year and went from 4 grading crews to 1.If you are looking for some good earth moving equipment Harry has a million dollars worth he might sell behind his shop.
Larry did hvac work for over 20 years then he got out of it and started a limo co. At $4 a gallon a limo gets 2 1/2 miles to a dollar now.
John made over 80 g's a year working for his brother in laws hvac co, as head of new construction. Now he is selling cars and doing side work.
And there is my brother in law Tom who was a union welder, now he makes gutters at a 1/3 of what he used to make.
Out of the four I think Larry might be the only one to vote democrate,I know he felt the pain of the Bush economy back in 05 when gas was around $3 a gallon, way before Harry,John and Tom felt the pain of the housing bubble.