This past year (2018) was perhaps the strangest year I’ve experienced in my career as a financial advisor. Most importantly, it was one of the truly great years in the history for the American economy, (a significant part of our global portfolios) and not so bad for the Canadian economy. It was also by far the best year since the global financial crisis of 10 years past from an economic perspective – which, given how the equity markets ended up is a little unreal.
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As another summer comes to an end, we continue to enjoy wonderful sunny days and cool nights – how perfect is this? We are still enjoying our pool in the day and appreciating the heated water at night.
The house is proceeding nicely – we do have a poured concrete foundation and the beginning of a basement. The insulated concrete (Lego) forms took about 2 weeks to build and a day to pour. The amount of re-bar in the forms is substantial – very happy with the contractors work. We have a few interesting weeks ahead as the garage floor will be dropped into place above my shop and the basement floor will be poured.
A few pictures here.
Richard WR Yasinski CFP
The best laid plans … Many delays in our house design have prevented the submission of our plans. Maybe this week? As proof we are proceeding, one of the pictures in the link below shows our cleared lot. I’m standing about 10 ft. from where our front door will be.
The link below has a few interesting (to me!) photos of the family. Nik’s recent graduation from Bishops and Daughter Sasha firefighting in Alberta. Her crew is part of a small number of fire fighters who rappel from a helicopter to the ground when landing is impossible – typically for northern fires. The crew then prepares a landing spot and a base camp to fight the nearby fire. Once shot is of Sasha bear hugging a tree as rookie indoctrination – she last 65 minutes – I’m told.
Link to Photos