I put some margin loan money into a coal seam gas operator that has been tipped for strong growth and that is being accumulated and so is also rumoured to be a takeover target. BOW has slipped back a bit so I got a bit more today while it's cheap. ERA and my favoured AUT have slipped back a bit with the selling that gripped the market yesterday but I will hold on to them both. I did think about moving AUT into other operators in the same oil fields with smaller market caps, but it come with lower risk and it is currently providing a lot of the security for my margin loan so I think I will keep it as it is.
I did apply for an increase in my credit limit while I am still in full time employment, and they gave it seemingly without a second thought. Maybe I should have applied for more? No. I've got enough to enable me to capitalise on opportunities when they arise.
Ok enough dull stuff.
Alleluia's leaving day is getting closer. She has been packing a lot and her removalists will come and cart her stuff away on Friday. That means we need to replace some things, so the rest of us went out yesterday and picked up some sofas. There was some aspie stress as we drove around trying to find the place and I was advised to turn far too late, but I did manage to carry both sofas into the house single handedly, which made me feel much better. Then we rejigged the lounge room to fit everything and it's actually much better now I think. We had our last household chocolate and wine evening before the changing of the guard.
Late last night after setting up the TV to replace the one Alleluia is taking with her, I came across the Facebook status of someone I know from the election campaign last year. It read: That pissed me off. The relationship between Islam and the west is a perfectly legitimate subject for criticism. There are legitimate issues related to the clash of civilisations if you want to call it that, but this is pure fiction and it adds nothing of value or intelligence to the debate. It's the kind of pandering that stirs up people I am really sick of hearing from, and I wouldn't be surprised if we got correspondence on this subject as a result of this.
For my part, I posted this as my status in response: Luckycanuck
This morning I dropped off the trailer we used to cart the sofas, and then spent over an hour on a commute that would normally take about 15 minutes. Apparently a body was found outside a block of flats along the way, so the police shut down all three lanes of a major traffic artery for the whole of peak hour traffic. The body wasn't found on the road. There wasn't a crash. There was just a body outside of a building next to the road. So the whole road gets shut down. I almost feel like calling the police to complain, but that wouldn't accomplish anything. Bad traffic brings out the worst in people at times. As I took a detour on a side street, I saw one guy bypass about twenty cars and then pull into the intersection and drive on the wrong side of the road. As he sped away I actually shouted him that if I ever found him I was going to stab him right in the throat.
On a happier note, I give you the cat video to end all cat videos.
HOLY CHRIST IT'S A PIECE OF PAPER!