Thursday was sunny but very cold, and today (Friday) is much the same. The Space Needle picture is from across the barber where I had my hair cut (I’m looking west toward the mountains on the Olympics peninsula), the downtown picture from across Westlake Center (chess, anyone?) and the Olive 8 hotel-condominium tower is still waiting to be filled up. ‘Recharge, reset, repriced’ said a billboard ad on a bus I saw a few days ago, but I think it’s still going to be a tough sell. The chatter yesterday on CNBC was all about the real estate market which is still very weak with a lot of foreclosures expected for 2011.