Slowly but surely I'm learning how taxing it is to have a really bad commute to work. It used to be that I had a nice quick 10 minute drive to work with absolutely no traffic. I would jump on the freeway, take it three exits, and then I was at work.
Now, that isn't anywhere near the case. I have at least a 1.25 hour commute. On bad days it can be two hours. I actually tend to handle traffic better than almost everybody I know, but a 2-4 hour commute is taxing on you no matter what.
It isn't even the drive that really bothers me. It's the fact that I routinely lose about 3 hours of my day, every day, to a commute. This used to be the three hours I would devote to this blog. Since I have a very strict no blogging from work policy, this means I have to squeeze time in in the evening to be able to blog. I really wanted to complete my Polycom analysis but I just don't have it in me when I get home at 11:00 and have to get to bed so I can be up by 7:00 to make the commute. Blogging this weekend was out of the question since I spent most of it moving. Luckily, I think I found a place much closer to work, and I hope to go and sign the papers tomorrow.
Quick thought on the market. The whole market is down. Like I said earlier, stay out for now. I think if you are going to buy, buy in a few days. Right now just does not look like a good time to go long in stocks. Nothing is really working except for the few stocks that are coming out with good news. I think a window might open soon, and you can get some good stocks at the bottom, but if you have to do something right now, short stocks.