Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The first snowflakes of the season started flying today, but the ground was warm enough that it didn’t stick. It jus melted as it landed. Still it was a wet and windy, dark and damp afternoon, and nobody wanted to be outside for long. Our scheduled “Red Wash” of the road in front of the school to mark Red Ribbon Week got washed out.
I had my first attempt at stock trading, or more accurately, selling today. Occasionally people donate stock gifts to St. Joseph’s, and the business office is usually able to have me authorize them to handle the logistics. This generous gift was a diverse portfolio left on an Ameritrade account, and I had to go through each stock and put in a sell order where appropriate. It isn’t one of those tasks I imagined myself doing back in seminary, but that money will go towards our endowment and help students down the road.