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where was I when the stock market dropped

August 8th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

... grouting my mosaic - the fish one - with dark grout. I buffed a bit too hard or did it a hair too early and a couple of the background pieces popped out, so I covered the holes with grout. But the fishy turned out perfect. I'm going to be a bit sanguine about it - I want to use the piece as the bottom of an outdoor/indoor garden tray and if its hair imperfect ... it means that I won't be afraid to use it.

Didn't look at my stocks much. I am excited that I might be able to buy some more in a few weeks. But we will see. I'm still kicking myself for not buying more in March 2009.

My blogoversary matches DH's birthday - I took him out to dinner. $80 there, and a 30$ gift certificate to one of his favorite bookstores. Wasn't feeling all that creative for him.

It is my staycation - and I picked up a $20 entry form to the neighborhood Gumshoe 5K walk. I did it last year - you buy into 30 clues that lead you through bits of the neighborhood. After each clue there is a question that you can answer only if you are in the right place. You write the answers on your entry sheet. The clues are not tricky, but they are subtle, detailed, and every word is used. The perfect person for this is an observant 12 yr old - looks with no filters, and has plenty of energy for backtracking. I find that I can get into the "zone", catch the clues, and not put on a filter or over think it. Today I got 20 of the 30 clues - 10 left! It helped that the 5K walk was in a part of the neighborhood I lived closer to and knew better.

5 Responses to “where was I when the stock market dropped”

  1. Shiela Says:

    I'm with you in buying some more stocks in few weeks/months time. It has been a waiting game here. Few months ago, some of our shares got bought back, so I got a bit of cash just seating in our trading accounts waiting for a good buy. I'm looking at it in a positive way, as in a good opportunity to buy cheaper. No point crying over it.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    That gumshoe game sounds so fun! My husband would love it; I wish we had something like that here.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    I was thinking the same thing about the gumshoe game. I'd like to write one!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Happy Blogoversary!

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Happy Blogaversary!

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