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'brellas in the trashcan

December 9th, 2010 at 05:08 am

Again, not much happening. The big expense - the Vietnam trip with sister - has been paid for. The Hep A shot was gotten on Saturday morning, and all I can say about it is: OW!!! It felt like the nurse dulled the needle and pounded in the shoulder. I couldn't even move my left arm Sunday, and had to hold it like John McCain. I'm in the process of taking my typhus oral vaccine - a capsule every other day, first thing in the morning because I have to take with no food, no chewing because the capsule with the attenuated bacteria have to get past the stomach. Its a bit of a challenge with my serious gag reflex, but I'm gonna do it.

Work is getting very busy again, with the big data dump (BDD) happening within a few weeks. I'm very happy about that because said BDD usually happens in late January, possibly interfering with the trip.

Today was rainy. Not surprising for Seattle, but today the rain was heavy and plus a fair amount wind which would catch the umbrella and do very bad things to it. As I walked 3rd Avenue downtown, a number of umbrella handles stuck out of trashcans all along the way. This rain's rough on even the natives.

Part one of consolidation occurred - most of my savings and CDs are now at ING, all pulling together and earning 1.2%. Not great, but I'm not trapped by a CD. Part two of the consolidation - moving from Chase to a credit union is stalled out. I'll have to talk to the credit union because I still haven't gotten my PIN number for my permanent card. I do have some savings in it and that are earning 6% ... so I can't be too mad.

3 Responses to “'brellas in the trashcan”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Whoa, 6%!!!

    Once my friend spent $200 on a super "Chicago-proof" umbrella only to find it was barely better than a $10 one.

  2. baselle Says:

    6% for each account balance under $500. Meaning you can have $500 in checking and $500 in savings each earning 6%. Maybe I just put my tip box squeezings in there for now. Smile

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I find that the smaller umbrellas have shorter lifespans than the super-sized ones. I have a super-sized umbrella that is at least 8 or more years old, while I have gone through at least 6 small umbrellas in the same time frame.

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