Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More quiet times

We've been having some quiet time here in the desert.  We get up; walk then spend the rest of the day trying to figure out what to eat.  Tough life!  I've been shifting some money around in our portfolio; selling some Paccar (PCAR) stock is the big thing.  I worked for them for nine years and ended up with way too much of their stock in the portfolio.  It's doing pretty well right now so it's time for a little re-balancing.

We are headed for Las Vegas today to help our daughter spend money.  She has decided to buy a house and one of her criteria was that it be a new house.  We are going to the 'design center' with her to help choose carpet, tile and all that stuff.  We have never bought a house that was not yet built so it should be interesting.  Our first house was un-lived in but it was already built; the next three were from 20 to 40 years old; and this one was three years old when we bought it; so helping to chose options in a new home will be cool.  We are planning on 'helping' a bit with money, of course, but she's on the hook for most of it.

Who's the boss around here:

We had 32F (0C) this morning for the first time this fall.  Don't know if the 'boss' is going to stick around for the cold weather or not.  I guess we'll just have to find out.  At least you won't hear any more whining about being hot for a while.  Hope you folks in the Southern Hemisphere are enjoying the warmth.  Have a good one.


JoeinVegas said...

We had one new house; never again. White walls, no window coverings, no back yard - I'd rather be able to fix someone else's mistakes and at least have a livable place while doing it no rush.

Unknown said...

I'll go with Joe. We have had both new and 50 year old houses. Much prefer the 50 year old - someone else has already fixed the light switch to no-where and the left-handed doors in right handed openings and the bend in the plumbing that always clogs, etc.

Given the depressed housing market there, is building new the way to go? (Just curious)