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Saturday, March 21

Economic Quarantine, a Diary: Day 7 (Thursday, March 19th)

Day 7 (Thursday, March 19th)

I slept surprisingly well last night.  In the last year or so I've been waking up in the middle of the night and unable to fall back to sleep.  That didn't happen last night.

I started the day by erasing my partner's old phone and listing it on ebay.  My phone has a big crack on the screen so I'm not sure it's worth selling... we shall see.  Then I had my monthly call with my health coach.   This is required for my insurance or I would probably cancel it, as I have to pay $80/month for being overweight and could easily use the money somewhere else.  I agreed to do more "mindful eating" in the next 30 days, which is a fancy way of saying I will eat more slowly to avoid overeating.

Today was the first day I woke up with no work planned.  It's been really hard to get Amazon routes lately.  Early in the afternoon I finally got a 3 hour route in Sarashitta.  I call Sarasota "Sarashitta" because the warehouse historically has had the worst routes of all the delivery stations in Tampa Bay.  But in times like these, I take what I can get.  When I finished the route I was 54 miles from home, which sucked.  The route itself was nice as I was on Longboat Key which is right on the Gulf of Mexico.  Delivered to some really fancy beach homes.

Before I left, I sold 1,000 shares of Vereit that I bought the day before, securing a 15% one-day gain.  In a normal world I should have kept these shares.  Eventually they will go back up.  But right now securing a nice profit while having a little cash sitting in my account just feels like the right thing to do.


  1. This market worries me and I take profits where I can on the monies I use for trading. 15% daily gain is super nice and the money can be redeployed on a down day. Congrats.

    1. Thanks! It feels good to lock in a profit like that. I am pretty confident that I made some stock purchases in March and April that will be very lucrative over time. Just have to be patient.