[…] Fixing vintage plumbing in old houses can feel like fighting a land war in Asia.
My latest experience with this inconvenient entanglement with the unforgiving began last night, but seems to be winding down to a successful conclusion this afternoon. Fingers crossed.
At least it took my mind off the head and chest cold that has been plaguing me since just after Christmas. Visitors from afar bring good company but strange maladies.
Stocks were relatively fearless from the opening, and yearned to rise higher for most of the day, ahead of the beginning of latest round of earnings announcements which begins shortly.