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93 cents

September 17th, 2008 at 02:22 am

Saving log - $4 tip box
Spending log - $11 lunch + $2 Wall Street Journal + $13 groceries + $11 coffee

Saving log - $4 tip box
Spending log - $9 lunch + $4 contribution

I have some of my EF in 4 week T-bills, split into fours and recurring, so every week something matures or if necessary, I have a month of EF coming up for use every week. I looked at the auction rate for this week's 4 week T-bill. Wait for it...


It means I make 93 cents in interest on that T-bill. I've found more sidewalk change most months than that. This flight to safety means my little boat is getting swamped by Wall Street cannon balls. Ah well, better luck next month.

Here's an another article near and dear to my heart -

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backyard gleaning. I live next to a male cherry tree - the flowers are right with a few cherries in it. I've seen its girl friend - that tree lives about 7 blocks away. Across the street lay an apple tree (decent sized apples). In grad school I also lived with a plum tree and a cherry tree, with a neighbor that had a productive pear tree. And then all the blackberry brambles within 3 blocks of my house. In Tucson in November, I used to pick the raw green, purple, and black purple olives on Olive Way at the U of A, and cured them in salt. In Tucson in April in another part of the U of A campus, I used to pick loquats and can them in a sugar syrup. In other words, I think this is a fantastic idea. It would be great to map out all the fruit trees and bushes of Seattle all quietly making a little produce stand.

Oh yes, the collection. In the end I advertised once, did a little once around, collected triple digits, and added a bit more to get the gift card to end in a "0". I passed the collection to the person buying the gift card. Project finished.

4 Responses to “93 cents”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    holy cow you can tell if a tree is a boy or girl??? I never thought of that. I have 2 orange trees in my backyard....they produce very few oranges but I thought it was because they are young (about 4 yrs old) and not so well cared for.

  2. baselle Says:

    gamecock - check this out:
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    They could well be a bit too yound take a few more years before you get some fruit.

  3. merch Says:

    Did you use your 93 cents to put in a bid for Lehman's business?

    Barclays got a steal - 250 million for a business valued at 33 billion. 2 HUGE data centers in Jersey and real estate for 1.5 billion. The real estste in probably about a billion or so. That means they spent more on the data centers then the business. Ouch!!!

    Maybe you could bid on a bloomberg terminal with 4 flat screens. and maybe they'll throw in the $300 chair for free.

  4. baselle Says:

    Yeah, Barclays got a steal - when they were the primary possibility for buying the whole rotten shebang, they probably got a glimpse of decent stuff. So they just waited until whole thing died, then knew what organs to carve out.

    I'm using my 93 cents to either buy a coffee or a donut. Apparently I can't buy both.

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