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"I hate this business! We're getting out!" My husband comes up with this emotional outburst whenever the stress and anxiety of our restoration business looms up and overwhelms him. He'll paw through the want ads, muttering how easy life would be "if I just worked for somebody else." Eventually, when he calms down, his problem-solving instincts kick in and we'll sit down and discuss how to approach Insurmountable Problem No. 3,000. This is not an easy business. Tax and insurance costs are high. Skilled labor is difficult to find and keep. Thousands of variables combine to keep a job from being completed on time or on budget. Bad weather, late shipments, and faulty materials are problem enough. Then you find out most