Sunday, April 20, 2008

Saturday stuff

Well, the family has returned from their trip, and we're back to normal... It's nice to have some time to myself, but it's great to have them back.

We just refinanced our house, not to 5 3/8 percent interest. I chuckled at the low rate because our first house was 12% which we refinanced to an amazingly low 8.5%. The only problem with refinancing is that we reset the clock for another 30 years. At this rate, I'll be able to retire when I'm 93 years old.

A funny story, and an even funnier quip: "It's god that this guy took up sailing, rather than hang-gliding." (Both from David).

Here at UConn, some students started a protest in which they pitched tents by the main road and called it tent city. It's complete with signs protesting the US involvement in Iraq (and several other causes). Maybe I'm just cynical , but the tents went up during the first really nice week of weather this spring, and with some approaching rain, they are coming down. Fair weather protests?

You know how advertisements use pictures of attractive young people to get people's attention. Well, Chris Uggen has figured out how which pictures to use to get my attention.

While they were gone, a good friend from college called up. He was in Boston for a conference, and so we met about halfway for breakfast. We've seen each other several times in the past decade (yikes, I'm getting old enough to measure time in decades), and every time we pick right up where we left off.

1 comment:

Jason Kinney said...

If you lowered your rate on your mortgage, that means you lowered your payment right?

If so, don't readjust your monthly amount you paid and continue paying the amount from the previous higher rate and watch your mortgage get paid off sooner than 30 years. I know, easier said than done. . . trust me I know. . .