I was not here over Memorial Day weekend or all of June and I did have a "manna from heaven" financially (although they ended up driving me nuts) in April. I am about normal this year.
When our local plumber was at a meeting in Indiana a couple years ago when the Sh hit the fan to start with, another industry shut down in a nearby Indiana town and he was asked how he was faring in WV. He responded with this: "We are doing OK. But you must remember that when you folks were living high on the hog, we were only up to the hog's knees. We did not have that far to fall."
Same analogy here, I have never been in a high tourist area. I get enough business to pay the expenses of the house most months, it keeps us busy enough to have traffic with only spurts of wearing us out. I have time to devote to the important things in my City and Association and State and DH has time to paint. If we have a conflict, he can usually serve a breakfast I have ready for the oven. Make no mistake - this IS a business - but I am not driven by the bottom line. Life is too short, at least mine is now. I am going to enjoy what I have left.