Sunday, August 22, 2010

Weather is Changing

Wow, today is just a very nice day to be outside. I went out this morning and mowed the front yard and am watering the back yard. Tomorrow I may mow the back yard and water the front yard. I have been trying to keep our utility bill as low as I can during the summer. So far I have done well. The yard does have some yellow in it but it is not bad. I have been watering once per week with me going out in the evenings and just spraying the lawn to keep some water going. School is starting within a week or two and as always the weather will change.

We just got through visiting the Radiology Oncologist this last week and the news he gave us was not very good. Mom's cancer has spread more than what we thought from previous week. She has a number of areas where the cancer is and because of this the Physician is unable to help us with Radiation Therapy. We basically have two options now. One is to contact Hospice and keep her comfortable and the second one is to try and see if another oncologist can help us by giving her hormone therapy. We are persuing the hormone therapy and will have an appointment hopefully this next week to get that started. This will hopefully get the cancer in remission. She will not be out of the woods but at least if we can slow this down or get it in remission then she will have some more time. This is where I am spending most of my time working with the particulars of all of this.

This past week I have been working on Craigslist selling items we are no longer using and it has been sort of a mini yardsale online. I have about 4 or 5 items I put on and work with them through the week. Not bad so far. So much easier to work on Craigslist than Ebay since I don't have to worry about shipping and all of that.

My Stock Training will be done in about a week and a half. Even though I will be able to listen to the classes for lifetime I am and should be ready to get into the market since I have had all of the lessons. Do I feel ready? I think the hardest thing right now is the market itself. It is so choppy and you never know what is going to happen. It is not like it use to be where a company is good and the stock will just rise. A good stock can go up one day and then drop the next. Thank goodness for technical trading.

This next month I am taking another class that has always interested me and that is to get involved with taxes. I signed up to take the class with H&R Block. I am hoping that working about 4 months of the year and then taking the rest off might be good and that way I can keep my poker playing going. Maybe travel to some events outside of the area. The Tax class will be going from September thru November. This year has been busy with training in a number of things so hopefully 2011 will be a good year to find something I enjoy and can work at it for a while.

Poker has taken a back seat this month. I am trying to play at Jokers Casino when I can but my Mom has priority in whatever needs to be done. I have been playing on PS and my hand count is 675 hands and now I am down about 8%. I am making a comeback and it will take some time. Patience. I do need to play more hands but will be working on playing appropriately. Not spewing chips around. I am maintaining my education with the WSOP and I just signed up with another group that will have me doing weekly study and playing what I learn. That should help as well. The next major tournament on my schedule is the Fall Poker Roundup in Pendleton in November.

Continue to be busy.

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