Almost 3 yrs ago my son was born. A tiny little thing weighing less than 8 lbs. Prior to that, I was living a pretty busy life with lots to do. I never thought this little bundle of joy would put my timetable in disarray but it did.
The worry free days were behind me, the first few months of parenthood was all about helping this tiny thing with his mama get through life as smooth and safe as possible. Then around the 6 month mark it became a habit or addiction. I began to micro parent, hovering over every move he made. Not good, but I wanted to be part of his life, I wanted to be there for him and it was the only way I knew how.
Fast forward to near his 3rd birthday, I see myself continuing the same pattern, I need to stop. He is bigger now, starting to talk, even potty training, I need to let up. My baby needs time on his own and I do to. The last 3 yrs haven’t been kind to my health. I barely visited the gym, and my legs and muscles are not as flexible as they used to be. I need to take care of myself, I need to do it for my son. I want to be around when he is older, I can’t have him pushing me around in a wheelchair and being a burden on him, something every parent dreads.
So what am I going to do? I can’t let go that easily. I enjoy his company a lot, but it’s time do things on my own .Maybe start back on hobbies, go to the movies and head back to the gym. The excuse of having little ‘baby’ has become less. A balanced and healthy life is needed for all of us.
If you are a parent going through this cycle or coming out of it, let me know, leave your comments below!
One of the hottest and most volatile ETF’s in the market today is the Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares (JNUG). Since the middle of March 2017 we have seen this index go into a downward spiral losing almost 50% of its value. Looking ahead and seeing the history of GDXJ the ETF that JNUG is based on, the seasonal lows are approaching and looks to reaching a bottom.
Analyzing gold prices, considering inflationary pressures and world instability, gold will recover to $1300/oz in the coming months pushing junior gold miner earnings up.
Seeing the volatility and following a trading strategy of scalping 1% a day over the coming months is not out of the question. Watch for JNUG to push back to $55 by end of July.
As of May 3rd gold prices are currently hovering $1250/oz and JNUG $16.43
Back in 2006, I bought a new house and needed a new washer and dryer. Browsing through the flyers I saw a picture the latest LG 27 Inch TROMM model, candy apple color. I was ‘blown away’, growing up in the 70’s and 80’s meant washing my clothes in those ugly boring top load washing machines. Buying this machine would not only give me clean clothes but also stroke my ego – ‘I kicked ass’. So I went to Home Depot, got some financing and $3500 later this beautiful washer and dryer was giving me crisp clean clothes.
Perfect right? Then the downtrend, a few years later my clothes were not as fresh as they used to be, horrible pungent smells started to coming out when I opened the washer door. Couple more years later, water started coming out of the front door! So much so that the water leaked through my heat registers and pools of water appeared on my basement floor. Yeah $3500 for a stinking washing machine, while my cheap loser neighbour was laughing to the bank with her ugly harvest gold top loading washing machine she got second hand from the back pages of our local community paper.
Upon closer inspection I noticed a tear in the door boot seal, water leaking through. Simple, minor issue, could happen to any other brand. So at this point I had two options, call a repair man or DIY. So me trying to be handy and a tool collector addict, I thought I would give it a go.
This is where the ugly truth of LG came out, and I will never buy their product again. I proceeded to dismantle the washer as explained on a YouTube video I found – https://youtu.be/xp5sV_1SSKw
All of sudden, the grossness appeared – mold everywhere, bacteria laden slimy mold in the inner linings of the boot seal. I was thinking how dangerous it was encountering these toxins. Then I thought of my young 2 year old child wearing clothes that basically have been washed with mold. In fact there was a class action lawsuit on it: http://www.consumerreports.org/washing-machines/lg-settles-front-loader-washer-mold-lawsuit Washer owners to get $35 or a $105 rebate on a new LG. Are you kidding me? $35 for mold in my clothes after paying over $3500??
More disappointment followed, I unfortunately purchased the incorrect door boot seal from a seller on eBay. Digging deeper I realized I ended up buying the modified gasket with the drain hole. Apparently the part number listed in the washer manual has been modified as models after 2007 come with an extra drain pipe. http://partsdr.com/blog/lg-door-boot-gasket-design-change
Another issue for Canadians like myself, LG doesn’t allow parts to be sold in Canada and requires you to call their 1-800 number to get a repair person to show up and diagnose your issue for over $200! They also forbid companies in the US to sell LG parts to Canadians. Luckily I was able to find a seller from California on eBay who had the correct door boot seal gasket for my LG.
You got me LG, I’m the sucker who fell for your candy apples.
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Back in 2006, I bought a new house and needed a new washer and dryer. Browsing through the flyers I saw a picture the latest LG 27 Inch TROMM model, candy apple color. I was ‘blown away’, growing up in the 70’s and 80’s meant washing my clothes in those ugly boring top load washing […]