Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Was supposed to be off yesterday and work today. Switched it because someone called in sick at work and they asked me to come in. Good thing I did too. The ER was slammed from the minute I got there to the minute I left. Michael and Max had missed me and were disappointed that I had to go to work, but I told them I was just trading and would be home today. At work they tried to get me to come back and work today too, but I told them no. I don't want to lie to the kids. It doesn't take many times for them to stop trusting you. So, that is what I told them, "I told my kids I was going to be home and I am not going to lie to them." They seemed to understand. It is necessary sometimes, but I am not a fan of trading today for tomorrow. I feel like I know better than most that tomorrow is not guaranteed. That isn't a practice I want to make a habit. Soon enough are trading working more this year so you can take off more time next year and then it gets moved back to when I retire. If you aren't really careful you don't ever get there, to that point where it is today and you aren't looking ahead to a time when you can do all you want. And sometimes in between there are heart attacks and strokes, car crashes bad falls. I know very few people who plan on going to the ER on any given day. Even if you are lucky and get to retirement, do you think the number of days you will get to do what you want in retirement will make up for the number of days you missed? I don't. In this case I don't think interest accrues. Just the opposite. If you aren't there when they are young, interest cane wane. I will choose to work less when I have that opportunity.