A bit of an anniversary - it was five years ago today that I cooked myself my first breakfast in my house. A little notable, since I’ve still got bunches of boxes that I haven’t unpacked around the house. On the other hand, there are only two major projects left on the list from when I moved in: re-do the bathroom, and replace the furnace (and a little surprisingly to me, the furnace replacement will be the cheaper of the two). I’ve already got a quote on the bathroom work and will probably do that sometime in 2009.
So as years go, not a bad one. Not great either, what with that financial meltdown freaking people out and making my investments worth a lot less than I’d hoped, but hey, at least my ESPP shares will be bought at a very reasonable price this year, and the money going into my 401k will be buying more than I expected.
On the political front, we’ll soon have a new crop of bums in government, but I don’t foresee any huge changes. They’ll still be statists wanting to increase the control they exert over us. Sigh.
But hey, a new year begins tomorrow, and this is supposed to be a time of hope, right? Well, here’s hoping for a tolerable 2009 for all of us. Or maybe even a good one.
- Here’s a good take on Why the “Gun Show Loophole” matters, and why Democrat’s claims that closing the loophole “wouldn’t change anything for law-abiding citizens,” is an outright lie. [endwar]
- Ugh. Teen with Home Chemistry Lab Arrested for Meth, Bombs. Even though he wasn’t making either. He was just fiddling around with a home chemistry lab. But of course We Can’t Have That. He might learn something. [boing boing]
- The auto-maker bailout eventually went through, the not-so-big-anymore three got buckets of money. Now Chrysler Faces Criticism for Full-Page ‘Thank You’ Ads, as they prove they really have no idea what to do with money. Remind me again why
webailed their sorry asses out, please. [fark!]