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Shutdown – Gone Fishing


Shutdown-Gone-FishingTaking a much needed break this weekend.

Has anyone worked for a company that has summer shutdown periods?

I used to and it was kind of nice because nothing moved while everyone was off.

That’s kind of what I feel like I need right now.  My blog reader has 129 unread posts, my email box though clean at the beginning of the week is starting to show signs of bloat, and my To Do list is, well. still there.


So freeze frame while I’m gone, m’kay?  Don’t go away but put your feet up and have a cold one while you’re at it.  Hey maybe we need a blog shutdown period!  I’ll start the movement.  ha ha

Before I go, I would like to thank the following for nominating me (again) for a Liebster:

Islands of Investing  – I think Jason asked mostly the same questions I had before so I’m gonna link it here – Liebster Award  HEE

Even Steven – I answered Steven’s questions on his post in the comments. ;-)

shutdown-gone-fishingThanks also to the following fellow bloggers who rounded up my posts – somebody had to before they ran away ;-) :

Our Big Fat Wallet

Young Adult Money

Fit is the New Poor

Million Dollar Ninja

Here’s some beers to enjoy while you go visiting.

Oh, ya you can go see the shopping I did this week.  It’s not what you’re thinking.

Sorry, rushing out the door.  The Irishman’s ready to honk the horn!

Great weekend all!

Gone Fishin':  flickr – Egan Snow
Beers:  flickr – Wagner T. Cassimiro “Aranha”



Author: debster

I am a fifty-something wife, mother and new grandmother, who admits to having their “head in the sand” about their financial situation until amassing $247,500 worth of consumer debt for a total debt of $393,500. We've paid $121K in 2 years with four more years to go. Join my journey at sharing ideas and motivation to all those coping with poor money management and bad debt decisions.

48 thoughts on “Shutdown – Gone Fishing

  1. I’m gonna keep sending you emails until you finally reply. ;)
    Will recently posted…How I Doubled My Car’s Fuel EconomyMy Profile

  2. Have a great weekend! Hope you get some much-needed rest :)
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  3. Have a good weekend. I’ll be having one of those soon, I need it!!
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  4. We will be here when you get back! Enjoy the weekend.
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  5. Well now I want to go fishing and grab a cold one…. Have a nice break!
    Kate@GoodnightDebt recently posted…2014 Goals– June UpdateMy Profile

  6. I wish my company had summer shutdowns! On a different topic on the pref shares post I noticed you own CPG. Well done! I love the stock and have owned for a while. I really like where the company is headed long term. Do you own any other oil and gas stocks? (a bit biased here in Calgary)
    Dan @ Our Big Fat Wallet recently posted…Weekend Reading: Banking Bonus EditionMy Profile

    • My CPG hasn’t done very well, in fact it just finally climbed back to my purchasing value. It was in the hole for about two years, Dan. I may sell it soon. Do you have any reason to keep it? I’ve got TRP, POW, IPL, GEI, XOM, ENB, EMA which are, I think, what you consider energy type stocks.

      • I wouldn’t worry too much about CPG. I know lots of people who bought near $43 (or higher) and aren’t concerned. There may not be as much on the capital gains side but the dividend is solid and the longer you hold, the lower your cost will be. I’m keeping mine for the long term. I also like TRP. If you’re interested I’d also check out SGY (disclosure – I own SGY) :)
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  8. Enjoy your relaxation and down time! I work in an academic setting, but we don’t get a shut down except for the few days in between Christmas and New Years (without taking vacation days). I’d love something similar in the summer for a week – just the entire university shut down.
    Alicia recently posted…I’ve Been At This Blog Thing For One Year Now.My Profile

    • Summer shut downs are great, similar to Christmas shutdown, though I haven’t had a summer shut down for many years. We don’t shutdown at Christmas anymore either, but many people take it off. I think this year will be the first time I work, I usually take it off, but instead I’m spreading my holidays by taking Mondays each week this year instead.

  9. Have a great weekend! My boyfriend had a job in the pool industry, so they were super busy in the summer, but things slowed down in the winter. They actually had a week or two (can’t remember) off around the holidays in December. I was very jealous. Summer shutdowns would be nice.
    E.M. recently posted…Being Grateful: Thirty-Sixth EditionMy Profile

    • Seasonal work is really taxing, I would think! The way we are with my husband’s work is that he doesn’t want to turn down any jobs even when he’s busy, because you never know what’s in store at other times during the year.

  10. Enjoy the weekend…relax :-)
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  11. I’m glad you decided to take some down time and go fishing Deb! Enjoy your week-end and we’ll read you when you get back ;)
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  12. Hope it’s a great weekend! I think we all need that sonetimes .
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  13. A blog “shut down” period sounds great to me! Unfortunately I think that some bloggers would jump at the opportunity to fill the void, making it a bit worthless ;) Haha but anyway hope you have a great weekend!
    DC @ Young Adult Money recently posted…The Weekly Quick Hits RoundupMy Profile

  14. Enjoy your break and be sure to recharge your batteries! ;)

    My office doesn’t shut down during the summer, but almost everyone takes a few weeks off. As a result, nothing much happens! It’s great because it allows me to clean out my inbox and get to silly, yet necessary small tasks.
    No More Waffles recently posted…How I Keep Track of My Budget, Free TemplateMy Profile

    • It is nice when it slows down a bit during holiday periods, but it never slows down enough for my liking!

  15. May I know what kind of company did you work for? Was it an educational institution? Because I’ll surely love to work for a company that has summer shutdown period haha. Enjoy your weekend! I think everyone needs to take a break from blogging once in a while! :)
    Poor Student recently posted…Eating Healthy on a Student BudgetMy Profile

    • It was a high tech manufacturing plant. Alas, all of that work has now gone to Asia. This was back in the 80’s. ;-)

  16. I am with you on the unplugging and glad that you are doing it. I am going on vacation in exactly one week, and I am planning to bust my butt this week so that I can “earn” some time to mostly unplug. I think we all need it, but it’s hard when we are tied to our computers so much. Enjoy!
    Shannon @ Financially Blonde recently posted…Weekly RoundupMy Profile

    • Good for you, Shannon! You deserve it as well! I will be doing the same as I’m taking a few days next week. Hopefully the weather will be a bit better, as it is frightfully cold here right now!

  17. I have been doing apartment turns like crazy lately, and new tenants are making my phone ring off the hook. It’s a good thing, but busy it is.

    Have a great weekend. What is a weekend anyway?
    No Nonsense Landlord recently posted…Disadvantages of Being a Long Distance LandlordMy Profile

    • Eric – the way I see it, you have three jobs right now so I don’t know how you do it! 9-5, landlording and blogging!

  18. We all need a little R&R and catch-up time!
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  19. Enjoy your break. I’ve been having hard time with motivation myself lately.
    Tonya@Budget and the Beach recently posted…A Really Cool Surprise!/Link LoveMy Profile

    • Thanks, Tonya. I hope you get to have a break too sometime soon. Anxious to hear about your volleyball tourney. My motivation is pretty good, but I am pretty tired. I think me adrenaline reserves may be a bit depleted.

  20. Enjoy your break. I wish I could shutdown. Even on my Eurotrip and Mexico trip I couldn’t peel myself away from the blog completely :)
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    • I kind of suspected that, Stef. I’m a bit that way myself. The good thing is that when I go to my Dad’s cottage, there is no internet so I can’t do anything, even if I wanted. Probably a blessing, in disguise. ;-)

  21. Have a great time off. Let us know if you catch anything!
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  22. I think we all could use a break once in a while. It’s hard to remember that blogging isn’t supposed to be a 24 hour per day hobby. I hope you enjoyed your weekend :)
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    • I did have a nice weekend, thanks, Ryan! Blogging is very time consuming especially when you are starting out and learning tools etc.

  23. Have a great time! How I wish I could also take a break from work.. :(
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  24. I took the last few days off, so I know how you feel! Glad you could take some time off!
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  25. Now I also want to go fishing. Have not fished for a few month =(
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