Hi again Ron & Marianne,
One of the engineers at Boeing was evaluating an SLA-250, back when Stereolithography was new. So many changes over my lifetime.
When I think about how I was able to afford our purchase, it was a convolution of events. The 15% Timber Tariff was placed upon the Canadian lumber, and for the first time we could affordably log our timberland. Before the tariff, it would have been a break-even proposition to log. At that time, Winnebago was offering a double promotion in conjunction with Ford, and our little Minnie Winnie 22M was a super-good deal. Should we have waited for even higher timber prices, the motorhomes went up in price even more. In fact, mine now costs twice what I paid for it in November of 2018.
On August 30th, 2019, we saw the inversion ratio of the 2 year treasury bill divided by the 10 year treasury bill hit 1.007. An inversion ratio over one indicates that the currency will fail within a few years.
Today, that same inversion ratio is super-low, at just 0.096, and was even as low as 0.081 on February 19th of this year. I believe this indicates we are entering a period of maximum market rate manipulations.
In a philosophical sense, I believe we are going around the financial world in 80 days. If I only had a crystal ball, I might be able to give some good advice. I believe when we reach our financial departure point, there will be celebrations. In the mean time, everybody has to do the best they can.
2019 Minnie Winnie 22M on an E-450 frame