It started snowing this evening around the time I left work. It started lightly but 8pm, the flakes were large and heavy. It didn’t stick on the ground though. At 10pm things changed. There was a layer of snow on the ground and the plows were out on the streets clearing the snow. It seems like the snow has stopped for now but the forecast calls for 10 to 15cm of snow before Wednesday morning. It’s possible tomorrow might be a snow day.
I await the results of the weather while I sleep.
It was a long weekend here in British Columbia and I enjoyed having the extra day off. Unfortunately, I enjoyed it a little too much. I stayed up way too late tonight playing video games and morning me is gonna be mad at late night me.
I gotta get to bed.
Financial markets have had a rough week so far. Certain indices have seen massive drops in the last few days, the DOW losing about 2,000 points in a week.
I’ve got a lot of money tied up in stocks, mutual funds, and bonds but I’m not ready to panic just yet. Compared to year ago, the DOW is still up about 3,000 points. If you invested in some diversified fund exactly one year ago, you’d still be in a position to be making money right now. Sure, there are some troubling signs and we don’t know where the drop will end. I do see this as a potential opportunity though. At the height of the last recession, I bought some index funds, not a whole lot, just $3,000 worth. The markets recovered and I more than doubled my money in less than eight years. I’ve thought a lot about that experience, wondering what if I had put in $10,000 instead, or even $50,000. It taught me to be ready to invest when the time is right.
When will we see the bottom of this latest drop?
I’m staying up way too late this week. It didn’t help that I napped for about 30 minutes tonight. I was so tired after dinner I just wanted to lie down. That turned into the nap. I’ll probably be cursing myself tomorrow morning. It’s Thursday tomorrow. The long weekend is almost here.
So I have this thing going on with my right eye, I guess it’s specifically my right eyelid. I think it might be infected since it’s been sorta puffy and red starting on the weekend. It was probably at its worst on Saturday night. It was also tender to the touch and there were some crusties forming around that eye. Yeah, it sounds kinda gross. My actual eye doesn’t seem to be affected. It’s not bloodshot or anything.
It’s much better now though. It doesn’t feel sore when I touch my eyelid and the redness is gone. There’s still a slight, almost imperceptible puffiness to it but way better than before. This might be pinkeye but there is also a condition where the eyelid gets an infection and doesn’t affect the eyeball itself. It appears that most of these ailments can clear themselves up in a few days without any medical treatment. Anyways, that’s my latest medical update.
I didn’t watch the Super Bowl live on Sunday. I also didn’t see any of the commercials. Should I feel bad that I wanted the Patriots to lose? Congrats to the Eagles by the way. I heard there were a few movie trailers that came out during the game. I won’t bother seeing the Avengers one since I already know I’ll be seeing the movie, so why spoil it? I did watch the Solo trailer because you know what? I’m not sold on that movie just yet. I’m not sure if anyone really was clamouring to see that movie get made. Everyone wants to see an Obi-Wan movie but then Disney says, “oh ok, here’s your Han Solo film”.
Anyways, it’s a long weekend coming up, so I’m looking forward to that.
I received a letter from my primary bank today. They’re giving me two months before they’ll be charging a dormant account fee for one of my bank accounts. It’s a stupid account that earned like 0.0001% interest. It didn’t cost me anything to open the account and it was something I used to park some cash that wasn’t making any money at all. I think I might have made about $0.05 of interest in that account before I smartened up and moved the money to something with better returns. I never did close the account.
Anyways, fast forward to two years later and I get this letter. To avoid the dormant account fee, I can either acknowledge I know about the account or I can re-activate it. I didn’t realize it but I actually have $3.64 in the account. I think I’ll just take that money out and close the account. I’m never going to use it again anyways. That $3 might get me a bag a chips and a can of soda.
I pooped three times today. I wasn’t even suffering from intestinal distress. All three were normal poops, just all in one day. I’m not even sure where I was getting the ammo for all this pooping. I skipped breakfast, had a salad and a small cup of soup for lunch, and a noodle stir-fry for dinner. That’s all I ate all day. I still managed to poop three times. Well, I’m glad I was able to share that with you all.