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Out with the old, in with the new…

March 24th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’ve been slow to post recently – there’s been a lot going on. Firstly there’s the seemingly never-ending market volatility (though over the past few weeks we’ve shot up considerably, so I’m not complaining!). On top of that I’m way behind on preparations for the upcoming CFA exam in June. I’m supposed to be half way through the curriculum by now, but am only about 15% done. Needless to say, the next two months are going to be spent studying. Finally, we spent last weekend back in Columbus working our way through a transition…

We’ve had our family house (read: my parents house) in Columbus for the last 13 years or so. Finally we decided to sell it and so went through the labor-some task of packing things up and moving. Some of the stuff went to my brother’s new home, and some came with us. It was a stressful experience really – taking a couple of days off to go back home and pack up parts of your life over the last 13 years in a couple of days. I found many things that I’d held on to over the years for sentimental reasons that I ended up just throwing away. It’s interesting how being away from your things for several years and the constraints of time to pack force you to purge things you’d have otherwise found valuable. It was also very odd walking around a near empty home that you’d lived in for so many years. Just walking around brought back memories of good times and bad, and memorable moments that happened in each and every room. Needless to say, we didn’t get everything emptied. So, we’ll have to make another trip back to finish the process, and take care of some things around the house. I’m sure that once that’s done, the final walk through a completely empty home will be eerie.

On the topic of out with the old and in with the new, we also got rid of our old minivan (it was now 15 years old) and ended up getting a new Honda Odyssey. I spent a lot of time researching the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna. One of these days I’ll post my findings for anyone else that may be making a similar comparison…

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