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Wish Me Luck

February 10th, 2009 at 06:57 pm

okay ... Lots going on:

- House: We are getting extremely close to making an offer on a house. We have 2 in our cross hairs. The one we are most interested in is a bank-owned foreclosure. Might happen this weekend. DH is due to leave on a long business trip, so all the paperwork and details and negotiating will be left to me. Nothing new there. Smile

- New Little Side Business: As of this evening it's officially up but not yet running. Had to spend a little moolah today to get the ball rolling. DH is freaking out ... I must work hard to make sure I can at the very least recoup what I spent. (Don't worry. It's not enough to hurt us even if I fall flat on my face, but you wouldn't know that from the way DH is acting.)

- Stock Trade: We made our first trade. Bought an individual stock that we sold for an itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny profit a few days later. Trust me, it was just beginner's luck! Interesting experience. DH got all worked up over the whole business. Been watching a couple stocks since then, but I'm thinking more seriously about becoming a buy & hold stock investor. We're really not "day trader" types and besides I think it would give DH high blood pressure.

- Volunteer Work: It's almost a full-time job right now. I have realized that my unpaid, volunteer work (due to level of responsibility and job title) would look better on my resume than my paid job. Right now is an important turning point for the organization I volunteer with, so everyone is working overtime and the number one gal is doing nothing but eat and sleep and work.

It would be nice if I could have just one or two of these developments going on right now, and save the others for later, but this is life and I am coping as best I can.

7 Responses to “Wish Me Luck”

  1. mom-sense Says:

    Good luck!

  2. Analise Says:

    I'm excited for you and wishing you the best!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Best wishes!!

  4. baselle Says:

    Sounds like fun - I've had a lot of fun and I've learned a lot being a buy and hold investor. Gives a new flavor to the business pages when you have a bit of skin in the game.

  5. LuxLiving Says:

    Ohhhh, buy a local stock, one that has possibly a rolling fleet of vehicles and gets a bit of play in the evening news.

    Every time one of the cars/trucks rolls by, you are reminded of the 'Buffett' factor - of buying and holding GOOD companies so that you feel more like an Owner rather than a Trader.

    Your ears will pick up every time they are mentioned in the evening roll of local businesses that are up or down for the day. Fun!

    The first stock my kids bought when they were about 5 and 3 was in the metro area's local electric company. They were thrilled to see 'their' employees out working and making them money. Thrilled their mommy too!

  6. Ima saver Says:

    Sounds like you are going to stay in Texas? Good luck!!

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Good luck on the house!

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