Investment lessons from the laundry

Given the good weather yesterday, we took a chance and did the laundry.  With the tiny, gentle breeze, hazy clouds and little direct sunlight, there was much to enjoy. Unlike our earlier winter forays into hanging clothes up on the outside line, this time even the heaviest items dried to perfection.

An added benefit, which we particularly enjoy given the electricity rates that are much higher than the rates at our former abode, was fact that we didn’t use the dryer, thus saving what we assume to be pretty big bucks.

Other benefits are the great smell line-dried clothes have and the fact that, properly hung on the line, nothing needs to be ironed – more electricity saved. Yay!

While we were outside enjoying ourselves, we planted some potted herbs given to us the day before by a dear former neighbor. What a risk. The weather could have turned sour at any time.

Thus we were able to strike while the day was warm and dry. A couple of hours after we did the planting and got the dry laundry in, a gentle rain started. Perfect for the plants, which had had fairly dry dirt when we un-potted them.

So, what investment lesson do we learn from this? A. Get out while the getting is good. B. A couple of drops of rain (or slight declines in the market) won’t hurt you any and may even be beneficial. C. Have confidence in your decisions, but be ready to get those clothes inside (sell) the minute the sky gets dark!

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About InvestingforOne

I've been investing in various assets by myself using a discount broker for many years. Over that time, I've developed some theories that others might find useful. Plus, there is more to investing than money. Time, talent, work, friends, family all go into developing a good and satisfactory strategy.
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