I am really excited that the Canadian dollar has jumped from the 85 cent US mark to nearly 90 cents US this week. Now why am I caring about this? Because I'm taking off the Chicago in 22 days, and this means a better exchange rate for me.
This will mean that I'll be able to have more buying power in the US. I can buy more crap at the Comic Con. I can get extra cheese on my Chicago Deep Dish pizza. I can do extra in getting the US economy to turn around, so to my neighbors to the south, You're Welcome.
It's actually like trading stocks at this point. Do I buy my US dollars now, or let it ride and hope the dollar goes up even more? I remember about 6 weeks, ago, the C dollar (The Canadian Dollar will now be known as the C dollar), was around 91 cents US. I then thought, I should buy my US currency now, but then I though maybe it will go higher. Maybe it could get back to par....and then the dollar dropped for 6 straight weeks. I was so mad.
Now the C dollar is nearly back at that point, I'm left to wonder...do I get my money changed now or do I ride it out and hope for a 95 cent C dollar?
I'm a little sad though, because one of the people who is looking forward the meet up might now be able to go due to medical reasons. It's really sad because she and I were the organizers of this meetup. She was looking forward to it, and she might not be able to go. Oh and she has already paid for her flight and hotel. I hope the doctor has better news for her when she sees her again. I think she needs this little holiday more than most of us. Especially now, that she's having to deal with this crap.
I don't want to go into the details of her medical problem because....it's none of your business, and she's trusting me not to blab it all over the net.
Some of my online friends have gone through a lot of crap lately. The one person with the medical issue. I also had another online friend loose his house due to a fire. Luckily he got his wife and kids out in time. I think God might have had a hand in getting them out to safety. He's a Reverend after all. Still I wonder why fire would strike the home of a man of God. Now if anyone needs some fun, it's this guy. Oh for the record. Even though he's a married Reverend, he's still a big flirt.
I keep focusing on the trip. Everything is about the trip, because it's something different. It's not the same old, same old. I just hope that my friend can go, and that the dollar keeps climbing so I can buy everyone breakfast at Ikea.
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