I work for a commercial plumber and we are usually busy throughout the summer. We had a job working on several eyeglass stores that has now been cancelled. At lunch today I was talking to one of the managers who is a licensed electrician but has to work in his girlfriends german restaurant to make ends meet and to stay busy. Things are bad where I am at, general contractors doing landscape jobs, we are doing home remodels to stay busy. My question is this how are the rest of you guys doing, those that work in the trades. I work for a family business that has been around for twenty years and we are begging for work. I have been doing irrigation jobs just to stay busy and it is a struggle to keep busy.