It is such a gorgeous, sunny, snowy day. I think most of the schools around here have been cancelled. SNOW DAY! Hubby has been out and about in our little village, snow-plowing the streets. I hope everyone appreciates all that he does for this town. That is one big perk . . . having a husband who owns big equipment like a snowplow, crane, bulldozers, a Bobcat, you know . . . stuff that makes it convenient to get major things done around here.
Our Nina returned from her fabulous vacation to Israel. She had a great time swimming in the Dead Sea (she said it was really dirty, salty, gunky water that even I could have floated in and not sunk). Another special place she went to was the Wailing Wall. Really wish I had been able to go with her. She said the food was a bit different. They eat tons of veggies there, so there is salad even for breakfast. She got to experience dining on lamb. Unfortunately, that part of the world was blessed with rain which they had not had for quite some time, but poor Nina and her group had to bundle up to try and stay warm. It had been predicted to be at 70 degrees or warmer, before she went over there. Then . . . wait for it . . . on the long flight back to the States, she and some of her fellow travelers got sick. That girl had to fight puking for HOURS. Some type of flu, I guess. When she finally got to her own home, she was laid up in bed, sick for a few days.
Now, are you wondering why the title of this post says what it says? It's because - - - it's all my fault. I am taking the blame for the stock market plunge. Yup. I had held onto some Wal-Mart stock for over twenty years. I never thought about it until each tax time when I got my year-end statement and the notice that they were taking $35 for "yearly handing fees". Every time I got one of these, it would make me mad that they were scooping up some of my dough. So, I just decided since the market was so high, it was finally time to dump it. And then the market fell. Who would ever think that a small sale would bring such a downfall? I must have a tremendous guilt complex or something to think that I was the culprit that started the landside. But deep in my heart, I know it's true. So . . . sorry.
I wanted to post some pictures of some more of the complete work on my building, but it is too cold and snowy to venture down there this morning to take them. In nice weather, it only takes about two minutes to walk to Woodbridge Haven, but when you are older and more brittle, you stop and think that perhaps hiking through deep snow in severely cold weather may not be the smartest thing to do. A person could fall down and go "SPLAT!" very quickly. And with my luck, I would land on my tushy and break my Smart phone, and not be able to call for help.
Well, I think I will wander back to the TV and see how our newly "re-opened" government (yup, it was closed and then opened again today for the second time) is plugging along.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL