Looks like Fluffer is right when he says best since 2008. I don't think he's said we are back to 2008 yet. Another way to say it is 4th worst since coming to Washington, with a decent shot at overtaking 2007. '08 and '05 look out of reach.
Fluffer has been doing a lot of bragging without giving out specific sales info. A thousand more than last year is a seven percent increase, not bad at all except when judged against 05, 06 and 08. 05 should be the baseline for success and we are still a pitiful forty percent below that mark. Not surprising but still interesting is the drop off after 08.