So, my promising Saturday was rudely interrupted by the galvanized downpipe to my sprinkler system springing a leak last Sunday. I’ve had this amazing piece of engineering you can see above (read: hack)
stopping the flow brilliantly for a week, but I’ll be replacing it with PVC today.
And, yes, while gracefully navigating the attic to pull down Halloween decorations, I stepped with ~half my weight on exposed drywall. I’ll be fixing this mess too ->
Isn’t home-ownership grand?
…How is your weekend looking?
Links We Liked!
- At A Wealth of Common Sense, some, uh, common sense explantions of market cycles and the boom/bust (/average return) market cycle. Click through for a must read.
- At Philosophical Economics, a breakdown of how often the market corrects while using various measures of what a “correction” is.
- For a contrarian take (versus the typical editorial writer, anyway) on income inequality’s benefits, see Political Calculation’s examination of the Black Sox scandal.
- Two more entries in the excellent ‘Real Estate in your Area’ series for you to definitely check out:
At Club Thrify, an expose on Real Estate in Central Indiana.
At Dinks Finance, an excellent comparison of that other oh-so-expensive area, Washington, DC (compared to Portland – the next city in the Dinks Finance adventure).
- Continuing SaverSpender’s current real estate posts in recent weeks, she lays down her requirements for a “buy it for life” condo. We wish you good luck!
- At Budgets are Sexy, a fine entry in the “defining retirement” department. I love that we can even have this sorts of discussions – homeownership fun aside, aren’t we lucky to live in modern times?
- Cashville Skyline also broached the topic, and argued that the first step towards independence is declaring to yourself you’ve got enough.
- The New York Times has an interesting article about Converse (well, Nike now) suing companies ripping off its classic Chuck Taylor style.