I just got the 90,000 mile service done on my Civic, and it cost almost as much as my new laptop. I console myself with the fact that this is pretty much the ONLY service I’ve had done on this car since I bought it, at 49,000 miles. Also, the laptop was refurbished, hence not that expensive. Still, it’s going to be a bigger than usual credit card bill this month!
I was just looking back on some financial stuff for the last year. It seems I often forget to look at the big picture with this stuff, instead getting caught up in the details. One mutual fund that I have in my IRA has been a bit of a dud since the market went south in 2000/2001. I was gratified to see that it had gone up from about $25 to $35 over the course of the last year. Then, I zoomed back a bit more, and remembered that I bought it at around $40 back in the nineties, and that it had hit a high of about $100 before the crash. Oh well, maybe it’ll get back to $40 before I retire, so it won’t be a net loss.
Urk. I’m getting a runny nose and a headache. I better not be getting a cold just 4 days before Christmas!
It’s been a long day — my neighbor’s alarm clock went off at 5:45am this morning, and he left it going (on a classic rock station) for about a half-hour, so I couldn’t get back to sleep. I managed to get a few things done today, including my homework. I also made a nice big pot of chili.
I’m wearing shorts!
Wow, it was nice and warm out today. Over 60, I think. And my apartment heats up unnaturally on days like this, so it was about 78 in here.
My brother called me not long after I put up that last post. He’s out and back home. Yay!
Well, it’s Monday and my brother is still in the hospital. Hopefully, not for much longer. Meanwhile, I’m on vacation this week. I spent my first day of vacation playing Final Fantasy 7 and reading Batman comics.
My brother is back in the hospital. Hopefully, it’s no biggie, and he’ll be home tomorrow.
My Mom mentioned that she’d seen our old boss Henry Capro on the news tonight, in some story about Ethanol. I did a little Googling, and found a reference to him here, so apparently he’s a big-shot at Garden State Ethanol now.
I also found a reference to a Henry Capro at the HGTV web site, which is probably him, given that his wife’s name is Sue, and the write-up mentions “Susanne and Henry Capro”.