The bad news is the U.S. credit rating was recently downgraded by Standard and Poor’s. In essence, that rating agency said the soundness of our government’s finances is more risky than that of nations like England, France, Canada and Australia. The good news is that, directly in the wake of the downgrade, money poured into U.S. Treasury bonds from all over the world. Why? Because world financial institutions — particularly in Europe — are under pressure and investors, in spite of the downgrade, still think the U.S. government-backed securities are the safest of safe havens.
I’ve really made one of the coolest moves of my life or the biggest goofs of all time by striking out to live in an apartment building alone. Only time will tell. Pray for me because it’s too late now to change my mind.
I’ve had worlds of good help making the transition, but I’d forgotten how hard even a small move can be. Just stocking the fridge with essentials is no small task.
However, like all people before me, I’m sure I’ll muddle through, even at 93.
I truly love the place and the people in it.
I recently read a Facebook post that brought serious insight.
It stated, “Just a reminder to all you parents out there to be modest with your gifts from Santa. Not all parents have ton of cash to spend on making their kids’ Christmas special, so it doesn’t make sense to have Santa give your kid a PlayStation 4, a bike and an iPad, while his best friend at school gets a new hat and mittens from Santa. You know? Give something small from Santa and make the more expensive presents from you.