As I left today for my dog transport, I saw one of the prettiest rainbows I've seen in a long time. Market shamanism? Will we get a reprieve from this constant barrage of mini world market stock crashes? Whose to know? But it sure is a nice thought.
Here are some pics from today's crew. Herbert is the Yoda-looking fellow. He was a very nice shotgun passenger. It was important to him to be next to me as close as the console allowed. The next two dogs were very nice. The husky/shephard was a male and he rode in another vehicle with Thora, a rottie mix. Thora was a very strong dog. The maltese was in a crate in my backseat along with Fabio. His picture was not available on pet finders. He was a lovely retriever/lab mix--with long black silky fur.
The final dog is Mattie--is she not a cutie pie? She was young and in a crate.
I drove from Richmond to Springfield. It is about an 90 minute drive. With the summer driving season behind us, the northern corridor of 95 is much more manageable. All dogs slept. Not a peep! In fact, I've never had a drive where dogs have whined/barked uncontrollably for long periods of time. Thank goodness. I never did well with whiney babies either.
Last evening, I filled out an application to get Lacey. Lacey is in Sylva, NC. According to the Google map that is 428 miles from my home. That is about a 7 hr drive give or take. She was rescued from a kill shelter. They get 7 days, and then their time is up. Animal rescue groups, to include breed-specific rescues, often keep tabs on these animals. Lacey, though clearly an English Setter, did not get picked up by a breed-specific rescue, but rather from a local rescue group. You'd be surprised about the number of private individuals that open their homes and their hearts to foster animals until a permanent home can be found.
I listened to Financial Sense Online today. Frank Barbera was on. I like him and Tim Woods alot. He's looking for a massive rally soon. But the market has been confounding on a daily basis, and seems to not want to behave. I don't think that technicals mean much when we are undergoing massive deleveraging. Sort of like tide charts in the midst of a tsunami--do the tide charts really matter? I would say no.
I'm still of the mind that we are in for a protracted period of difficulties. As I was driving today, I wondered about the plus side that balances the minus of this equation. Money does not evaporate. For every loss; there is a gain. I didn't get very far with that musing.