OK I will admit that I’m a Final Fantasy XI player. Right now my PS2 is having issues finding the internet. We think (meaning my daughter) that we have the utility disk that we need to correct this. I guess I will know when I get home tonight. Otherwise I’m going to have to learn to play this game on the computer and buy a new program.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
That reminds me, I need to pull my credit report again to check on my progress. I do this twice a year to see where I stand.
I have already made my choice for my stock purchase in November. I will buy into BHP as I need to diversify a bit. It's only $100.00 not a fortune. My stocks havent done too badly through all this, its my mutual fund that stinks. Luckly I didnt have too much in that fund. However I have taken some of Buffetts lessons to heart. I buy to hold for a lifetime.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
OK, so its fall and its getting colder and the leaves are starting to finally turn colors. I of course go out and buy a couple of pumpkins for the front porch. They looked so nice there from the street. So autumnish if that is a word. However the resident rabid squirrel had made other plans for them. I guess the summer crops werent quite enough this year. I did notice that the carnage from the pear tree in the backyard wasnt so bad this year. The pecan trees did not produce as much this year either. Or perhaps its just an economic downswing in squirrel land. Anyway I opened the front door on Saturday to find holes in both pumpkins with teeth marks. The squirrel was in the act of chewing through the rind as I watched. Not a pretty sight. I decided to rub hot sesame oil on both pumpkins and that seemed to keep him at bay for a couple of days, but last night I came home to find a new hole on one pumpkin. I don't think these two will make it to Halloween before they rot at this rate. I will have to buy more. I guess I will have to bring them in when Im not at home.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The stock market is finally moving back upwards today. I thought I might be penniless soon considering the rate of its descent. I saw where oil dropped below 70 dollars a barrel also. This morning in Tulsa QT had gas priced at $2.59 a gallon so I wonder where it is tonight? That’s right I said $2.59 a gallon. Remember, this is
Yes, and I am going to keep buying Harley stock because they have a really great balance sheet and a dividend to match. I also own some Oneok stock, and Ship Finance and a small stake in Capital Source. Those are my dividend stocks. Then there are my speculative stocks, Marvel Entertainment and Boots & Coots, which are both holding their own through this crazy market. I don’t own a lot yet but I just started doing this last year. It’s been more fun than anything. I would have spent that small amount of cash on something else anyway.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
This fall has been really nice so far. I have lots of lovely blooms still left in the garden and so many green tomatoes I don’t know if they will ever ripen. The squirrels of course stripped my pecan trees. But there weren’t a lot of nuts on them this year, perhaps because I had so many last year. The tree must have needed a vacation. I found my scarecrow while cleaning out the closet this weekend and some old games and some lovely vases that had been forgotten. I need to buy some fresh flowers at the store to put in one of them. I got out my belly dance costume and looked it over. I may be able to wear it this year. We will see. Halloween was Mike’s favorite holiday. I will need to leave a Butterfinger at Memorial Park for him again this year. I know the groundskeepers probably find a lot of different things there. But a Butterfinger and 3 cents for a beer should be adequate.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
I’ve been doing really well keeping my utility bills down this summer. I’ve changed to fluorescent lighting and turned the hot water tank’s temperature down and I just don’t do air-conditioning unless its above 90 degrees. I keep a watch on the oil and gas industry and the price fluctuations. I’m wondering if I’m the only one who has noticed that this week the price of natural gas dropped to $6.70 per BTU. Oklahoma Natural Gas had an insert in the last bill asking people to sign up to an average price plan to keep their rates low this winter. Apparently the gas company has already made their winter purchase and I’m sure they only anticipated price increases, not declines. They bought their inventory prior to the price drop. They paid $11.048 per dekatherm. I had to look up and convert what a dekatherm was. A BTU is just a tiny bit larger than a dekatherm. In other words they want us to agree to pay twice the amount of what natural gas is currently selling for. I don’t think so! I personally think they need to renegotiate their purchase.