Question: Will hiding in a cavern with stockpiled chocolate goods be any part of this plan?

Xander ,'Get It Done'


Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


meara - Jan 27, 2022 2:19:21 pm PST #12486 of 15368

Nora my family never used the garage growing up because it was full of junk, so go you!! I was v excited the other day that I managed to program my garage door to open from a push button on my car—no more having the opener fall down or run out of battery! I felt fancy. Still do each time I push the button!


Sheryl - Jan 27, 2022 2:35:20 pm PST #12487 of 15368
Fandom means never having to say "But where would I wear that?"

Timelies all!

I woke up a few times last night, at least one because I was congested. Feels like my usual annoying cold, and I was not exposed to anyone who tested positive, so I'll be ok.


-t - Jan 27, 2022 2:43:34 pm PST #12488 of 15368
I am a woman of various inclinations and only some of the time are they to burn everything down in frustration

You are fancy, meara!


Laura - Jan 27, 2022 3:10:11 pm PST #12489 of 15368
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

True, opening the garage from the car button doesn't get old! My car display by default says Garage, but I RTFM and saw that I could rename these things, so I changed the name to Dante's First Circle. Yes, I amuse myself with tech.


Laura - Jan 27, 2022 3:12:44 pm PST #12490 of 15368
"Against all evidence, I keep thinking the assholes are outliers." - James Holden

The insurance company decided to total DH's truck, which good and bad. Good because it was the other guy's fault and the payout will be a good one. Bad because trucks aren't exactly readily available at any reasonable price. No big hurry since he is driving my car and I'm not going anywhere.


megan walker - Jan 27, 2022 4:18:08 pm PST #12491 of 15368
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

Also our financial advisor is holding our money out of the market right now because it's so volatile

Yeah, pretty happy I moved a chunk of change to cash in mid-December so I could buy back into my stock funds after the inevitable correction that was coming. The gains over the last few years have just been too huge. The good news is, if you parked your 401K somewhere in a good mix of index funds and didn't touch it (which is what you should do with a 401K!), you probably still have a decent return overall.

But looking I see the average price drop in my stock funds over just the last month was 10% or so. Yikes! (FWIW: International did the best and Small-Cap the worst). Now I just need to decide when (and where) to shift it back.

Health ~ma and Job~ma to all that need it!

And House~ma to JZ and Hec. I look forward to your housewarming party!


Steph L. - Jan 27, 2022 4:47:14 pm PST #12492 of 15368
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

The good news is, if you parked your 401K somewhere in a good mix of index funds and didn't touch it (which is what you should do with a 401K!), you probably still have a decent return overall.

That's how our retirement funds are -- index funds that we haven't touched since they started, so it is still a decent overall return. It's just that maybe just 4 weeks ago (and prior), it was a much nicer return.

But looking I see the average price drop in my stock funds over just the last month was 10% or so. Yikes!

Yup, that's the one. My Froot Loops are in a smaller bowl for sure.

But then again, it's only on paper (or online) right now. None of that matters if we're not cashing out right now, which we're not.


Dana - Jan 27, 2022 4:56:35 pm PST #12493 of 15368
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

Money is so stupid.


megan walker - Jan 27, 2022 4:57:46 pm PST #12494 of 15368
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

But then again, it's only on paper (or online) right now. None of that matters if we're not cashing out right now, which we're not.

Yeah, I only move to "cash" because Vanguard makes it so easy to do so without actually cashing out. And I wouldn't even do that if I had other money to buy in with when there are drops. Which I don't sadly. One day I'll start contributing to my retirement again but I haven't really been able to since becoming self-employed.


brenda m - Jan 27, 2022 5:00:54 pm PST #12495 of 15368
If you're going through hell/keep on going/don't slow down/keep your fear from showing/you might be gone/'fore the devil even knows you're there

Yeah, I’ll be looking at my 401k again in 10 years. Or maybe not that but no time soon.