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Monday, September 29, 2008

Looking to the future strongly

Yes, I am doing just that. I have dragged myself out of the mental rut (thanks to very good friends and family members reaching down and helping me out of the muck), and need to look forward, not down into that 6 foot deep pit. As Merle Hamburger writes, "I'm Not Dead Yet" (Ah, Spamalot - I loved seeing that last year, pre-brain surgery, with all my coworkers! Playing the soundtrack as I write this post.). So, following the pattern of getting the heat pump in 2006, the new roof on the house and supporting a daughter living in Austria in 2007, we are buying into Berkshire Hathaway stock in 2008 as part of our retirement plan. Warren Buffett, a fellow Omahan, has just had his biography released: The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life. That sounds like a good read for me after the doctor's visits slow down again.

Note the date on this post - based on today's stock market news and lack of vote on the bailout, one would think it was 1929 instead of Sept. 29, 2008. Yet, here we are, dipping our family's collective toes into the stock market waters. Tsk, tsk. Well, it is like this: some folks head to a mountain top or skydiving school when cancer knocks at their life's door - I figure I will be less risky and put more money into the (currently shaky) market. Oh, and I will probably buy a lottery ticket too, just to even things out. What better way to mark my intentions that life is going to keep on keeping on, than by investing in the great Berkshire Hathaway??! Plus, I will have the wonderful stockholders' meeting in Omaha next May to look forward to...


Dee said...

Good for you!! I'm still thinking about ya!

Anonymous said...

Atlanta friends are thinking of you today Teri!

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