Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/10/10

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Subject: [Leica] OT: AusLUG goes broke
From: h_arche at (H. Ball Arche)
Date: Fri Oct 10 09:48:19 2008

I read this last night, and this morning was in the local Apple store 
listening to a mother and daughter from Australia talk about the exchange 
rate and how they were finally giving in to their husband/father's demand 
that they quit screwing around & buy that computer NOW! Daughter is a 
songwriter making the Nashville pilgrimage.

As it happens I took everything out of the stock market last november. The 
apocalyptic dread I'd been feeling (there's a good reason why I named last 
year's book what I did) got to be too much. In an accounting of my 
retirement fund I received today I find I've actually grown some since the 
first of the year. I bailed early because I took a 20% hit in the tech 
plunge during the 1st year of the Bush administration; another one of those 
and I'll never retire. My personal savings went into CD's and money markets 
at the same time. Of course if everything tanks this will be meaningless.

I'm also in the situation of having to look for a job, and signed up with a 
bunch of headhunters out of Boston - asked about my preferences for 
employment outside the US I put Aus/NZ at the top of the list. Now, if only. 
I'd love to see Downunder and live in a decent house.


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