I’ve spent the last week balanced on a number of knives, it seems like, and I don’t expect it to end any time soon. People dear to both Kat and me are in poor health, and we can’t help but worry about them. The worry does them no good and does us harm, but what choice do we have? We steel ourselves for possible bad news and furtively hope that it will turn out all right in the end. In the deepest corners of our hearts, we wishfully imagine a future time when the sun is shining warmly, all our loved ones are sitting with us in an idealized communal space, and we shake our heads over that time when things were bad for a little while. And we realize that no matter how hard we wish, the actual future will probably turn out to be a lot less bright and comfortable than we’d like.
Refinancing a home involves a lot of paperwork, as I was reminded yesterday. Hopefully this is the last time I’ll do it, because frankly, if interest rates drop far enough to make another refinance worthwhile, I’ll be very concerned about state of the global economy.
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