- The private school that DC1 went to for K-4 went out of business. Luckily DC2 seems to be enjoying dual language in the public schools. I switched my amazon smile account over to the Planned Parenthood in the nearest city. I’m not sure what DH will be switching his over to (I suggested ACLU).
- I got some summer money so now our emergency fund has been completely refilled.
- DH has gotten into the idea of buying a new mattress and has been investing more time in it than I would, which for now means I’m not immediately rage buying one online. Last week during a lunch break he went to a local mattress store and tried a bunch of mattresses (he likes tempurapedic memory foam) and wrote down how firm he thought they were. Next he went online and tried to find firmness levels for those specific mattresses. He’s hoping to be able to use that information should we decide to buy a bed in a box online. [update: it did not help because mattresses sold in stores exist nowhere else, apparently]
- I was talking to a finance professor at a conference this summer and he told me that upper-middle-class people such as myself should be invested in 100% stocks until age 45 or so because the variation between stocks and jobloss isn’t close enough to make it worthwhile to invest in bonds. I’m not sure how I feel about that, but something worth thinking about. I should probably purge my retirement accounts of bonds and shift any bond over to taxable, if I’m going to have bonds. But I will probably put all of this off.
- In the end we decided to take the king bed plunge and went with Loom and Leaf. Sadly they didn’t have a platform bed option (and the place we got our last platform bed no longer sells them!) So we ended up getting a Best Price Mattress Model E from Amazon. There is some concern that Amazon may send the wrong item, but Walmart was out of king-size and Target doesn’t carry this brand. We went with Overstock.com for new sheets and mattress pads. We haven’t actually *gotten* the mattress yet because we need a two week window in which we can guarantee one of us will be home to let them in to take away our old mattress and box springs. But we did order the bed and sheets…
- DH’s employer bought everyone new laptops, and the result is equivalent to his four-year old desktop for the same price (except for a better monitor and graphics card). The price was the same. So the price of portability is about 4 years of technological progress.
What do you have your amazon smile account linked to?