Western Indian Paintbrush

Western Indian Paintbrush

Western Indian Paintbrush

They announced bonuses this week and mine was a good one. Of course, I have effectively already flushed the money down the toilet. I’ll use it to pay off last year’s sewer work. Even though the media seems to be hating on us and trying to make our dream look like a nightmare, none of that will be booked until next year. Live for today and let tomorrow take care of itself, that’s my motto.

The Dow, reached 14,000 today, for the first time in five years. This is a sign of recovering markets, if not the full economy. Last quarter’s GDP was down and last months unemployment was up, so it’s not all rosy news. Although, private sector hiring is up, government employment is down and as I mentioned, the markets are way up, critics still see President Obama as a socialist. He must be the worst example of a socialist ever. 😉

My house is underwater. Not the whole thing, just the basement. Our basement seems to have found a new way to get wet. We got a lot of rain this week. Our new sewer and gutters seems to have been circumvented by last year’s drought. Anne thinks that the dry weather has caused the soil to pull away from the foundation. I think that one of the supposedly uncloggable downspouts has clogged. The result is that now ground water is weeping up through all the cracks in the basement’s floor. At least it is now relatively clean water and no longer poo water. So, I don’t have to bleach the floor afterwards.

After Monday’s balmy 75 °F high, we’re back in the ice box again. This morning’s low was in single digits. It is enough to make one want to run away. Consequently, we started planning our Spring Break and now we are looking at New Mexico as our vacation destination. I was there, last year on business and this business trip to vacation trip model that we first pioneered several years ago in Florida looks like a repeat. When I was there on business last year, I mainly hung out in southwest New Mexico. This time we are looking at the north end of the state, Santa Fe and Taos. We are soliciting ideas on places to stay, places to eat and places to see. Please let us know your recommendations.

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