Thursday, January 19, 2012

Quiet Day

Went out to get the paper this a.m. and got a weird photo.  It looks like a plane flew along and disturbed the cloud formation.  Like some kind of reverse contrail.  You tell me.

Had a pretty quiet day today.  Started off with breakfast at the casino.  It's ok, cheap but not amazing.  Tried our luck at gambling; after a while my wife got back to even so we quit, I was down $1.  So for the 15 minutes of wildness, she was even and I was down 20%.  Guess that should be ok with the gambling gods. 

Spent most of the rest of the morning talking about our intended changes.  As I expected the two middle guys are our favorites; each seems to bring something different to the table.  One drew a nice plan of what was wanted which comforted us that we were all on the same page.  The other talked about building a much more sturdy platform with more rebar and all.  We still haven't really made a decision but I told both that we'd do it tomorrow. 

We did find a goose at the store today that was reduced in price after the holiday.  We were looking at them before Christmas but a 10 lb (4.5 kg) goose was $60.  No, that wasn't going to happen.  Now it is down to $15 so we couldn't say no.  Well, actually, it's my wife who is all crazed to try cooking a goose.  I understand it is all a dark meat; not my fav.  But I'm willing to give it a shot.  By tomorrow night I should know whether or not I can managed eating goose.  Should be interesting.  She had 4 recipes (!) but we decided on one with thyme and peppercorns.  Maybe for once I might get a photo of dinner!  We'll see.

I've spent the last couple days looking at our portfolio.  Some of our mutual funds have gone into the lower echelon of their type.  I'm going to be moving money into some that are a bit better.  Our stocks are doing better; some aren't 'star of the moment', like Southern Co (SO) but the company is strong & the dividends are secure so I'm ok with that.  It's odd but I seem to have better luck selecting individual stocks than mutual funds but I'm not as comfortable having $50K in a single stock as I am in a mutual fund.  WTF, it's all a mind game. 

Gotta go.  Have a good one.

1 comment:

JoeinVegas said...

It's a mind game until you need the dividends to make your property tax payment.