Monday, May 12, 2008

Woo hoo!

We got our stimulus payment this weekend!

There was a time in my life when I thought I knew a lot about economics. Ironically, the more I came to learn about economics, the more I realized I actually don't know very much about it.

That said, I don't know whether Uncle Sam's plan to drop money from the sky and tell people, "Spend it! NOW!" is such a good idea.

But I will say this: Haus Jansen — and even more so, Garage Jansen — is in dire need of a new roof, so our rebate will help pay for that. (And as much as it pains me to part with such a significant sum of money as is required to reroof our place, the distributist in me is pleased that we're having the job done by a small-time, locally owned contractor who was recommended by a friend of ours who knows more about home maintenance, repair, contracting, etc., than I'll ever know.)

We're doing our part, so if the stimulus plan works and actually does help to kickstart the economy, you can thank us.

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