This week was out of control – presidential debates scheduled, cancelled, scheduled again. The Dow up and down and up and even. Businesses collapsed, the government rode in to save the day, people contemplated their navels and FINALLY, it looks like they made some sort of decision this morning. Good Lord. What was that old commercial? Calgon, take me away?
Rain City Guide had a post about the changes. It’s like those moments in life when you KNOW something bad is about to happen, like the car in front of you runs the red light, or your accident-prone brother carries his glass of soda into the kitchen where your mother just waxed the floors and your brother is wearing socks, or when (insert moment of impending doom from your own experience here)…you just KNOW it ain’t gonna be pretty.
And if my monthly stat posts get you all excited, you’re going to love this NYTimes chart. It’s all about the changes in the financial markets from almost a year ago to just a couple weeks ago. If you love numbers, you’ll love it.
Amidst the economic implosion, I was giving my husband a hard time last week about leaving his steady-paycheck job and heading out on the potentially bumpy consulting road– but then the wonderful Seth Godin penned this, helped me see another perspective, and now I’m not razzing dh anymore!
Locally, we thought we had a contract in the bag, but someone protested, and it’ll take at least 100 days to figure it out. And Saturday we heard about 180 layoffs at Fluor. On the bright side, these kinds of layoffs happen all the time out in the THE AREA, and it will work out like it always does.
And because someone always has it worse than you do – just thank Heaven you weren’t this guy this week. I understand communing with nature and all, but that is just too scary.
Have a great week!