Sunday, May 16, 2010

Emergency Room, X-Ray, Shoulder Separated, Percocet, Plans to Change

Paul on Bicycle - leading Jackpot - Down the Greenbelt of Boise - rounding the turn into a small tunnel - Family up ahead - two parents two small children on small bikes - Father on Bike - mother on bike with netted trailer containing twins less than 2 yrs old.  Crash, Boom Bang against the wall to a very quick stop - well before the family was in contact.... Emergency Room, X-Ray, Shoulder Separated, Percocet, Plans to Change - I forgot how nice Percocet is... I have a 5 day window until shoulder settles out major pain - than a 6 week window of no Kayaking, some bicycling, and re-configuring May, June and July.... The Dr (female) said after looking at the X-Ray - you are some tough son-of-a-bitch... of course I am a "fool" for accident prone adventure... please don't call - as I am about to zone out on Percocet - a favorite....

PS. I'm also a fool for love, chocolate, a good horse and a good dog...well, and peanut butter - too!

Monday, May 10, 2010

My Own Private Idaho

idaho map state

I reflect:
It has been an interesting time trading in the markets this past week.
I have finished making offers on 4 different Homes here
My son tells me that my advice on Women, to him, is unwarranted because of my history.
My perfect dog had decided to test my patience with a most recent new bad habit
I have experienced, recently, some "roll their eyes" looks by younger women
I have been making daily plans, walking out of them, reviewing them and making new ones every day and walking out of them too...
The Weather has a harder time in being predictable than the markets.
I have reviewed my outlook on my immediate future, reviewed it again, and overrode any changes

Waiting for the rain to come this morning - knowing that this is the last before summer begins - has me taking pause in thinking one way or another about "change."

Real Estate (at least here in Boise) is not finished falling - that's the buyers attitude - the sellers think you are not suppose to lose money on Real Estate - well - lessons are hard learned - losing later than now is more difficult to recover - later.

When the market crashed last week - I bought, today it almost fully recovered, I sold - things have regained their "looking up" perspective - I love "Break Through's!"

I have eliminated "a clear view" of younger women as they are of no consequence to me

My Son can have the last word on women - I'll just observe and reflect (to myself of course)

My dog has decided that his new unacceptable habit is not worth his effort

This evening of Thunder, Lightening and Wind - will find me at the YMCA swimming pool taking a "Roll" clinic in my Kayak.

Tomorrow is another day - my optimism - tells me to take a wait and see attitude.... determination always wins out over persistence, as persistence has most of the word resistance within.

Patience is a hard learned attitude - but is certainly worth the effort and understanding.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Markets - recognized the worldwide effect of The Domino Theory

Volatility in the markets - as the Dow dropped about 600 points in 10 minutes and recovered from almost 1000 down to finish at 300+ down - is the uncertainty that Rocked The Markets - Today.

OR, were the conditions "ripe" for the "traders" to use their power - a "shut down"  And, yet no one is talking about the "short uptick rules" being removed  and a lack of policing the "naked shorts rule"

Howie and The Fig, New Orleans May, 2010