Friday, August 14, 2009

Sometimes It's Good to Be Below Average

As I reported about a year ago, my family has been experiencing quite a bit of displacement in regards to employment (way above average). Last month, after a difficult search, my Aunt who lives in the Rosemont area, finally found employment.

And this week, I found out my cousin, who graduated UC Davis in December, has finally landed a job in the Bay area (he moved out a week ago).

So at this point, just about everyone who was looking for work has found it. I must say, for the first time, in a very long time, I am starting to feel downright hopeful (heck even my 401k has been resuscitated from its forsaken state of misery!).

I'm just praying this momentum is sustainable as opposed to a bounce along the way to the next leg down.

7 comments:

husmanen said...

Great to hear some good news, hopefully this is another indicator that is happening in other areas.

sacramentia said...

I don't get the title of this post.

Sold in '05 said...

If you're feeling a little better about the 401k... now might be a good time to readjust to a slightly less market exposed product mix. I don't see how we can run UP much further from here so I've locked in some of those recent gains. Best case is we run relatively flat for awhile, worst case is we're in for another significant down leg this fall.

-CD (Bought in '09)

Buying Time said...

Was referring to below average unemployment...previously we were way above average.

PeonInChief said...

So glad that things are going a bit better for your family! But we've had no report on the back yard for months. Or are you just too busy to deal with it?

Buying Time said...

PIC -

We have been very busy...in fact my husband rented a mini-excavator from home depot last weekend. Boy did he have fun.

Will try and post an update soon. I could certainl use a consultation on chosing plants/trees...if you are ever out this way.

PeonInChief said...

Send me an email. I'm always delighted to be a plant pest.