Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Marigolds for lunch

Here are some things that have been happening:
  • We tried marigolds for lunch at the faculty club (they were in the salad bar today). They are edible, although I didn't detect the lemon flavor that the best marigolds are supposed to have. These were too bitter.
  • The 401(k) rollover from our last stop finally got done, three years after our move. It's only a small account. We're going 24% into bonds, which may or may not be a good idea. Normally, I think people would say that that's too conservative for people our age. And now that I think of it, I'm hoping there weren't too many municipal bonds in there.
  • There's a Spanish colonial home (a sort of 1920s compound type set-up) in the old neighborhood that I watch that has been for sale for a couple of years now. It's more compound than we would be able to take care of, it's now at $250k, and the decor is very 1980s. Interestingly, today I saw an advertisement for a 1-bedroom garage apartment on that street for $700 a month, and it looks like the garage apartment is part of the Spanish colonial compound. This suggests that the owners may be in difficulties, or have given up on selling soon.

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