Good morning everybody! It is Wednesday and that seems like a good reason for a list of unrelated thoughts, observations and opinions.
- Normally I really enjoy the Olympics, but this year not so much. Not sure if it is NBC’s rotten coverage, the amount of money so many of the athletes receive, or the whining by silver and bronze medalists.
- Aren’t you glad to know that Congressional Pensions are safe and financially sound? Their pensions have lost no value in these trying times because they aren’t based on investments and interest rates. You see members of congress have written themselves a peachy package of benefits and will receive their pensions because the money comes directly from us – no matter what. When Chris Dodd retires from the Senate this year, he will receive $125,000 a year in pension, health benefits, social security and medicare. I do hope he can survive.
- Did you know that 1 out of every 11 banks in this country are in danger of collapse?
- Did you know that 1 out of 4 homeowners now owes more on their mortgages than their homes are worth? It seems likely that another tsunami of foreclosures will be inevitable.
- In homeschool, we are getting ready to move into third grade. My daughter is still struggling with math, but will continue to work on supplemental (lower grades) math to help her build her foundation. We are also moving to a computer based curriculum (not “online”). This will help Hannah and my husband in their daily classroom work.
- We have eight pounds of peanut butter in the cupboard. Four pounds of creamy and four of crunchy. I only eat crunchy, but my husband says it’s like eating gravel. Hannah will eat either. Do you have a preference?
Better scoot …