(A poor picture of me at the theater)
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Last night, I had a conversation with my brother about the stock market. Although the long term market trend is always going to indicate growth, the periodic downturns in the market indexes will cause people a lot of grief if they pay too close attention. Ideally, a person should have a portfolio which doesn't need a lot tending, save for an occasional rebalance or two during the year.
This morning, the stock market resumed its volatility, and is likely scaring people who have stomach for risk - such as Lili. Although I had the news on in the background, I didn't pay close attention to everything that went on. Instead, I focused on issues which may need to be addressed at tonight's co-op board meeting.
By the time I was ready to go to the meeting, I forgot all about getting money out of the bank. So I made it a plan to go there after the meeting was over. As usual, the meeting took way too long. And I was a little frustrated at some of the issues which took way too long to resolve. There is one issue I can't talk about that worries me, and will likely cause us a lot of grief until it is resolved.
After the meeting, I went to the bank. While on the road, I chatted with GFJ for a while, and wondered about tomorrow's snow, sleet, and ice that's expected. She may get 8"-12", while I expect only 4"-6" of precipitation. The cleanup of this mess will likely take place on Thursday, and it will screw up another Marian Mode day - in part because snowfalls never get cleaned up properly in the neighborhood where game night is held. I'll hate missing games for a third week in a row....