#HYHRD: TDM Software 12/15 $AGD $ARCC $ARR $AWP $BGH $BST $BXMX $CLM $CRF

Howdy, Y’all!

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I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

NOTE: This post might be graphic-intensive, so might take a while to load on a mobile device.

NOTE: Reconciliation has been completed for all portfolios in TDM, so there should be no discrepancies.

NOTE: Cash balances will not be correct until after transfer of assets from Merrill Edge to Fidelity is complete.

NOTE: I absolutely love this program! Do yourself a favor and download it now. Give it a go for the 45-day free trial. If you like it, pay for it. If not, then don’t pay. Smiple! 😉 I am finding it more and more indispensable! Don’t be afraid to report bugs to the author, he can’t fix them if he doesn’t know about them. I’ve asked for enhancements, and he has added some of them. He usually responds within a day!

I decided to start using the TDM software again. I downloaded it from http://www.thomasdividendmanager.com/index.php/download-tdm and I was good to go!

It’s different from my spreadsheet, and a lot less work for me. The TDM software gets most of the dividend dates, ex-dividend dates, etc. It then calculates the expected dividends, and is often closer to actual dividends received than my spreadsheet! So, I just post the screenshots here each week to let you all have a look at what the software is doing for me as far as recording stock buys & sells, dividends, etc.

I will set up the Merrill Edge accounts to DRIP dividends since there is a possibility I might be getting a discount. I love discounts! I love dividends! Discounted dividend stock sends me into a slight euphoria! (Not now, but maybe later…)

The Merrill Edge account was set up NOT to DRIP dividends and then a transfer of assets to Fidelity was initiated.

The decision to DRIP dividends at Fidelity will be made after the TOA is complete, since there is still cash and shares remaining at Merrill Edge.

So, first I look at the accounts;

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This window pops up if you have more than one account and click the account name in the lower left corner. You can also set the location for the program data here.

For this post, I am going to look at the portfolio view(s) for each account, and we’ll take it from the top, so first on the list is IRAP and then we’ll continue down the list one by one. I’ll also post the dividend calendar and upcoming DRIPs, if any, for each account.

Ready? Here we go…

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#HYHRD: The #Plan 12/15 $RCKY $RFI $RNP $SAR $SPXX $STK $TPZ $UTF $UTG

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I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

So, I decided I should probably post about my #PLAN for the foreseeable future. A lot of people ask about my investment theses, so that seems to justify this post. Let’s see if I can even begin to support that statement.

It’s pretty clear that DC is screwing us all over badly. I don’t know what I’m going to do, but it’s clear that “buy and hold” is dead. Also, “dividend capture” as a strategy is also dead. Anything that benefits the small investor is quickly being turned against us. Looks like “MAGA” has turned out to mean “Make Amerikkka Gigantic Assholes”…

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; AGD, ARCC, ARR, AWP, BGH, BST, BXMX, CLM, CRF, CSQ, DIAX, DNP, ECC, FLC, FTF, GAIN, GLOP, GOF, HTD, IFN, IIF, JPC, JPI, KIO, KRP, LDP, LGI, LOAN, LOR, MAIN, MITT, NEWT, NHF, NRO, NRZ, NVG, NZF, OIA, OXLC, PCI, PDI, PDT, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PSF, QQQX, RA, RCKY, RFI, RNP, SAR, SPXX, STK, TPZ, UTF, & UTG. Quite a list, eh? (59 total issues held; 12 common stocks and 47 CEFs, of which 5 are tax-free muni CEFs.) Most pay monthly! Only ARCC, BXMX, DIAX, GLOP, IFN, KRP, LOAN, MITT, NEWT, NRZ, QQQX, RCKY, SAR, SPXX, & STK pay quarterly. IIF pays semi-annually.

I will continue to withdraw funds as needed to augment our income as outlined in my monthly income phase of The #Plan #UPDATE.

I’ll try to outline a bit of the rest of the #Plan each week with updates on my thinking, such as it is…

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#HYHRD: Ex-div & pay dates 12/15 $PDI $PDT $PFO $PHK $PHT $PMF $PML $PSF $QQQX $RA

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I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; AGD, ARCC, ARR, AWP, BGH, BST, BXMX, CLM, CRF, CSQ, DIAX, DNP, ECC, FLC, FTF, GAIN, GLOP, GOF, HTD, IFN, IIF, JPC, JPI, KIO, KRP, LDP, LGI, LOAN, LOR, MAIN, MITT, NEWT, NHF, NRO, NRZ, NVG, NZF, OIA, OXLC, PCI, PDI, PDT, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PSF, QQQX, RA, RCKY, RFI, RNP, SAR, SPXX, STK, TPZ, UTF, & UTG. Quite a list, eh? (59 total issues held; 12 common stocks and 47 CEFs, of which 5 are tax-free muni CEFs.) Most pay monthly! Only ARCC, BXMX, DIAX, GLOP, IFN, KRP, LOAN, MITT, NEWT, NRZ, QQQX, RCKY, SAR, SPXX, & STK pay quarterly. IIF pays semi-annually.

These are the current and upcoming declared dividend pay dates and amount(s) expected from each stock (usually projected on the ex-dividend date, or after market close the prior trading day).

These amounts are a compilation from all of our accounts, so some is taxable, some is tax-deferred, but most is tax-free. If you check out my Expected dividend spreadsheets you can see how it all breaks down, or you could just read my posts and look at the screenshots (ooooh, pretty pictures!).

The table, charts, and dial of monthly dividends since inception as found on my Dividends Received page on my blog follows;

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#HYHRD: portfolio #review 12/15 $NEWT $NHF $NRO $NRZ $NVG $NZF $OIA $OXLC $PCI

Howdy, Y’all!

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I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

It’s time for the weekly review of positions in the HYHRD (High Yield High Return Dividend) portfolio.

The spreadsheets for each individual account are now found in the Google docs spreadsheet.

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; AGD, ARCC, ARR, AWP, BGH, BST, BXMX, CLM, CRF, CSQ, DIAX, DNP, ECC, FLC, FTF, GAIN, GLOP, GOF, HTD, IFN, IIF, JPC, JPI, KIO, KRP, LDP, LGI, LOAN, LOR, MAIN, MITT, NEWT, NHF, NRO, NRZ, NVG, NZF, OIA, OXLC, PCI, PDI, PDT, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PSF, QQQX, RA, RCKY, RFI, RNP, SAR, SPXX, STK, TPZ, UTF, & UTG. Quite a list, eh? (59 total issues held; 12 common stocks and 47 CEFs, of which 5 are tax-free muni CEFs.) Most pay monthly! Only ARCC, BXMX, DIAX, GLOP, IFN, KRP, LOAN, MITT, NEWT, NRZ, QQQX, RCKY, SAR, SPXX, & STK pay quarterly. IIF pays semi-annually.

“Smithers, release the hounds!”

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#HYHRD: Dividends/Holdings 12/15 $IFN $IIF $JPC $JPI $KIO $KRP $LDP $LGI $LOAN $LOR $MAIN $MITT

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I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

This is the regular posting of the review of “Expected dividends and current holdings” of the #HYHRD portfolio.

The spreadsheet for each individual account is now found on my Google sheets.

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; AGD, ARCC, ARR, AWP, BGH, BST, BXMX, CLM, CRF, CSQ, DIAX, DNP, ECC, FLC, FTF, GAIN, GLOP, GOF, HTD, IFN, IIF, JPC, JPI, KIO, KRP, LDP, LGI, LOAN, LOR, MAIN, MITT, NEWT, NHF, NRO, NRZ, NVG, NZF, OIA, OXLC, PCI, PDI, PDT, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PSF, QQQX, RA, RCKY, RFI, RNP, SAR, SPXX, STK, TPZ, UTF, & UTG. Quite a list, eh? (59 total issues held; 12 common stocks and 47 CEFs, of which 5 are tax-free muni CEFs.) Most pay monthly! Only ARCC, BXMX, DIAX, GLOP, IFN, KRP, LOAN, MITT, NEWT, NRZ, QQQX, RCKY, SAR, SPXX, & STK pay quarterly. IIF pays semi-annually.

This post examines recent & upcoming dividends and current holdings.

(This is where I double-check ex-dividend dates & amounts as well as dividend pay dates & amounts for the next 2 weeks.)

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#HYHRD: spreadsheets 12/15 $CSQ $DIAX $DNP $ECC $FLC $FTF $GAIN $GLOP $GOF $HTD

Howdy, Y’all!

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I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

I use Google spreadsheets for my holdings and to record dividends. They are as up-to-date as I can manage, but will lag by a day or so due to delays in the cost basis reporting from the brokerages. The share prices should update close to real-time, however, with a possible slight delay (~20 minutes) from Google. Also, there now appears to be a very real existential threat to these spreadsheets; Google has “updated” the Finance portion of their website, and all financial functions ceased functioning on the Google sheets recently. It has since started functioning again. I may stop using these sheets altogether, but they are still there. For now…

Here’s an update: The pricing updates for QQQX (and some others) has failed again in other areas of the spreadsheets. Thanks, Google! NOT!!!

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From the Silver Lining Dept.: Since I use the TDM dividend and Investment Tracking Software, I don’t worry about Google’s asinine decisions anymore. This TDM software pulls all the dates and dividend amounts into the program automatically so all I need to do is input any buys and sells and the dividends are calculated automatically for me! I can pull up the ex-dividend list and it even shows ones in the past month I may have missed on my sheets and calendar. Mostly, though, I just use it now to forecast a week ahead for the ex-dividend dates, and subsequently the dividend amounts. The program will forecast several months into the future, based on historical amounts, but I’m only concerned with what I have earned (ex-dividend dates and amounts) and what I will receive (dividend projections) for the next 7 days (or 14 days, or 21 days, or 28 days, etc.) Also, I can select only what has been declared and omit the historical guess that the program makes, even though they’re pretty damned accurate.

It should be noted that the sources Dustin uses to get dividend information has changed a few times recently but he has quickly responded with updates.

On my Google spreadsheets, you can find portfolio holdings, dividend amounts, dates (dividend pay dates, record dates, declaration dates, dividend amounts, ex-dividend dates, etc.). I have moved the cash and withdrawal amounts to the Google spreadsheets as well as the dividends spreadsheet. I will still post screenshots on the Dividends Received page. I have recently added most of the CEF NAV values that I could find, and a column to show amount of premium/discount.

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; AGD, ARCC, ARR, AWP, BGH, BST, BXMX, CLM, CRF, CSQ, DIAX, DNP, ECC, FLC, FTF, GAIN, GLOP, GOF, HTD, IFN, IIF, JPC, JPI, KIO, KRP, LDP, LGI, LOAN, LOR, MAIN, MITT, NEWT, NHF, NRO, NRZ, NVG, NZF, OIA, OXLC, PCI, PDI, PDT, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PSF, QQQX, RA, RCKY, RFI, RNP, SAR, SPXX, STK, TPZ, UTF, & UTG. Quite a list, eh? (59 total issues held; 12 common stocks and 47 CEFs, of which 5 are tax-free muni CEFs.) Most pay monthly! Only ARCC, BXMX, DIAX, GLOP, IFN, KRP, LOAN, MITT, NEWT, NRZ, QQQX, RCKY, SAR, SPXX, & STK pay quarterly. IIF pays semi-annually.

This series of blog posts is issued `weekly, but since the majority of our holdings pay dividends near the end and/or beginning of the month it may not always warrant a publishing blitz. There are usually 6 posts in the series when posted. The withdrawal update is issued monthly. I think you should try to catch all 6, plus the monthly withdrawal update if you’re so inclined. Occasionally I’ll throw something else up for ridicule or admiration like my recent final posting about “Profiting from Preferreds”, so feel free to be entertained!

Of course, if something major happens I might be tempted to throw something up about that. Or not. Like the recession, depression, World War III, or whatever…

Anyway, let’s continue with a look at the dates;

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#HYHRD: The income phase of The #Plan #UPDATE for December, 2018 – Part II

Howdy, Y’all!

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I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

I have initiated full account transfers from Merrill Edge to Fidelity and have taken an additional $1,000 withdrawal from our joint account. In addition, I have turned off DRIP for most securities that I was able to effect before they went into their payment cycles. Also, the previous update (aka part I) showed $1,000 incorrectly withdrawn from my Roth in the screenshot of the cash page.

We are in the income phase of portfolio management, partially (or totally) withdrawing each month from the available settled cash.

I am changing the way withdrawals are made. First, DRIP will be enabled on all positions. Since some positions are expected to DRIP or reinvest distributions at a discount, it only makes sense to accumulate those positions. If a withdrawal is warranted, some holdings may be sold at potentially higher rates than they were acquired, resulting in more holdings being retained and thus, more retained earning power. This is a break from my prior practice of letting dividends accumulate as cash in each account and then withdrawing from that cash. I believe this will allow more value to be extracted from every investment.

Part of the cash in our Roth IRA accounts may be withdrawn each month on an ‘as needed’ basis. The available withdrawal amounts are shown on the cash tab on our Google spreadsheet.

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#HYHRD: The income phase of The #Plan #UPDATE for December, 2018

Howdy, Y’all!

3andme

I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

We are in the income phase of portfolio management, partially (or totally) withdrawing each month from the available settled cash.

I am changing the way withdrawals are made. First, DRIP will be enabled on all positions. Since some positions are expected to DRIP or reinvest distributions at a discount, it only makes sense to accumulate those positions. If a withdrawal is warranted, some holdings may be sold at potentially higher rates than they were acquired, resulting in more holdings being retained and thus, more retained earning power. This is a break from my prior practice of letting dividends accumulate as cash in each account and then withdrawing from that cash. I believe this will allow more value to be extracted from every investment.

Part of the cash in our Roth IRA accounts may be withdrawn each month on an ‘as needed’ basis. The available withdrawal amounts are shown on the cash tab on our Google spreadsheet.

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#HYHRD: The #Plan 12/1 $NEWT $NHF $NRO $NRZ $NVG $NZF $OIA $OXLC $PCI

Howdy, Y’all!

meatwbnh

I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

So, I decided I should probably post about my #PLAN for the foreseeable future. A lot of people ask about my investment theses, so that seems to justify this post. Let’s see if I can even begin to support that statement.

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; AGD, ARCC, ARR, AWP, BGH, BST, BXMX, CLM, CRF, CSQ, DIAX, DNP, ECC, FLC, FTF, GAIN, GLOP, GOF, HTD, IFN, IIF, JPC, JPI, KIO, KRP, LDP, LGI, LOAN, LOR, MAIN, MITT, NEWT, NHF, NRO, NRZ, NVG, NZF, OIA, OXLC, PCI, PDI, PDT, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PSF, QQQX, RA, RCKY, RFI, RNP, SAR, SPXX, STK, TPZ, UTF, & UTG. Quite a list, eh? (59 total issues held; 12 common stocks and 47 CEFs, of which 5 are tax-free muni CEFs.) Most pay monthly! Only ARCC, BXMX, DIAX, GLOP, IFN, KRP, LOAN, MITT, NEWT, NRZ, QQQX, RCKY, SAR, SPXX, & STK pay quarterly. IIF pays semi-annually.

I took last week off to celebrate Thanksgiving with our family in the frozen north. When we left our home near Tampa, Fl on Thanksgiving morning it was 71 degrees and when we landed at Boston’s Logan airport it was 15 degrees. Right there we decided to never visit in the winter months again. But, we got our rental mini-van from Enterprise which was a fairly painless exercise and held a few delightful surprises for us. It was a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, black and not much to look at from the outside even though it was fairly clean save for the rather large seagull dropping on the right front fender. The rest of the vehicle was almost spotless, however. We loaded ourselves into the van and I was delighted to find that there were 3 heat zones (driver, passenger, and rear), both front seats were power adjustable and also heated, and the steering wheel was also heated. Wowza! We were ecstatic! It didn’t take long to adjust mirrors, seats, etc. and we were soon on our way to the hotel. We picked a new hotel about halfway between our 2 sons, at the intersection of Rt. 1 & Rt. 128 in Peabody, MA. This Holiday Inn was more expensive than our old favorite Holiday Inn in Tewksbury, presumably because it was closer to Boston. We checked in, got our room key, and trudged the long walk down the hall to our room. We went in and it was just as cold in the room as it was outside! We also noticed there were no blankets on the beds! WTFF?!?! We went down to the front desk and told them about it and the slack-jawed yokel behind the desk said “Uh, I only have sheets here” and threw 2 on the counter. I said “Could you ask housekeeping to make the beds up *with blankets” and send maintenance to the room to fix the heat, please?”. He said, “Uh, sure”. We left and drove the 10 miles to one son’s house to have turkey dinner. Dinner was lovely and so was dessert, 6 pies and ice cream and homemade charlotte russe (a family tradition and not at all as you would imagine – cake, crabapple jelly, bananas, cool whip, etc. left to percolate for a day or so in the fridge with other ingredients I am totally unfamiliar with). Daughter-in-law’s mother came and brought her signature sweet potato casserole with marshmallows on top (a huge hit!). We all sat around a huge table and the food was being heaped on our plates with near reckless abandon and my plate was filled to the brim when I realized I didn’t have any turkey! Hold the phone! Some minor re-arranging and the turkey was added twixt the stuffing and taters and gravy was poured on the above, followed by a couple of dollops of cranberry jelly. I have to say, the best part of Thanksgiving dinner is how quickly you forget the rest of the year and any troubles you may have. Our second son and his family joined us for dessert as did our friends who recently bought a home in our park. Conversations were lively and laughter was frequent. Offers to refill your plate were ever-present and must be politely refused.

But, all good things must come to an end and so, after dessert (1st and 2nd!) we bade farewell to our family & friends and made plans to see Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on Saturday at the Imax theater in Reading, Mass.

We went back to our hotel and found there was still no heat. There was now a girl at the front desk who must have been born of saccharine because she made me sick when I spoke to her because she was indeed sickeningly sweet. I won’t go into full detail but the maintenance man came and took the cover off the a/c & heat unit and dust flew everywhere. He wiggled the plug on the side and there were a few little sparks and the unit came to life briefly and died again. We commented on the dust flying around the room but he just looked at us and did not respond. He wiggled the plug and then he wiggled the junction box and then finally the unit came to life with a grinding squeal. He replaced the unit cover and left the room. We looked at each other through the cloud of dust and said “We can’t stay here” and called the front desk.

Saccharine invited us down to the front desk to have a conversation. I explained that my wife uses a walker and I have COPD and neither of us can walk too far, so we need a room close to the elevator. Sac gave us a key to a room on the 4th floor and told us it was close to the elevator. We still had our luggage on the cart and I loaded my wife and the cart onto the elevator and we went to the 4th floor to examine this new room. Turns out this room was at the end of the hallway and the bathroom was filthy so we opted to return to the front desk.

I was starting to get perturbed…

I told Sac that I needed something close to the elevator and she said I gave you one and I explained it was at the end of the hall as far from the elevator as one could possible get. I also explained about the bathroom being filthy and again asked for another room. She look at the floor map and said to herself “Oh, I see it now. I was looking at it wrong.” and typed something into the computer and handed me another set of keys to a room on the 3rd floor. She assured me this room was right next to the elevator, that I should get off the elevator and turn right and the room would be on my right. Silently I took the keys and we made our way back to the elevator and up to the 3rd floor. We found that if we instead turned left the room was on our left. Seems that Sac didn’t know left from right.

We checked in and found the heat worked, and there were blankets on the bed. Good enough. It was now 1AM and we wanted to go to sleep.

Continued…

I will continue to screen using the method(s) outlined in my ~monthly Watch List post(s).

I will continue to withdraw funds as needed to augment our income as outlined in my monthly income phase of The #Plan #UPDATE.

I’ll try to outline a bit of the rest of the #Plan each week with updates on my thinking, such as it is…

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#HYHRD: Ex-div & pay dates 12/1 $IFN $IIF $JPC $JPI $KIO $KRP $LDP $LGI $LOAN $LOR $MAIN $MITT

Howdy, Y’all!

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I’m Pat Rosenheim, a.k.a. the PandA Trader.

I only post for my holdings, but they’re as accurate as I can make them. The symbols are; AGD, ARCC, ARR, AWP, BGH, BST, BXMX, CLM, CRF, CSQ, DIAX, DNP, ECC, FLC, FTF, GAIN, GLOP, GOF, HTD, IFN, IIF, JPC, JPI, KIO, KRP, LDP, LGI, LOAN, LOR, MAIN, MITT, NEWT, NHF, NRO, NRZ, NVG, NZF, OIA, OXLC, PCI, PDI, PDT, PFO, PHK, PHT, PMF, PML, PSF, QQQX, RA, RCKY, RFI, RNP, SAR, SPXX, STK, TPZ, UTF, & UTG. Quite a list, eh? (59 total issues held; 12 common stocks and 47 CEFs, of which 5 are tax-free muni CEFs.) Most pay monthly! Only ARCC, BXMX, DIAX, GLOP, IFN, KRP, LOAN, MITT, NEWT, NRZ, QQQX, RCKY, SAR, SPXX, & STK pay quarterly. IIF pays semi-annually.

I took last week off to celebrate Thanksgiving with our family in the frozen north. When we left our home near Tampa, Fl on Thanksgiving morning it was 71 degrees and when we landed at Boston’s Logan airport it was 15 degrees. Right there we decided to never visit in the winter months again. But, we got our rental mini-van from Enterprise which was a fairly painless exercise and held a few delightful surprises for us. It was a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, black and not much to look at from the outside even though it was fairly clean save for the rather large seagull dropping on the right front fender. The rest of the vehicle was almost spotless, however. We loaded ourselves into the van and I was delighted to find that there were 3 heat zones (driver, passenger, and rear), both front seats were power adjustable and also heated, and the steering wheel was also heated. Wowza! We were ecstatic! It didn’t take long to adjust mirrors, seats, etc. and we were soon on our way to the hotel. We picked a new hotel about halfway between our 2 sons, at the intersection of Rt. 1 & Rt. 128 in Peabody, MA. This Holiday Inn was more expensive than our old favorite Holiday Inn in Tewksbury, presumably because it was closer to Boston. We checked in, got our room key, and trudged the long walk down the hall to our room. We went in and it was just as cold in the room as it was outside! We also noticed there were no blankets on the beds! WTFF?!?! We went down to the front desk and told them about it and the slack-jawed yokel behind the desk said “Uh, I only have sheets here” and threw 2 on the counter. I said “Could you ask housekeeping to make the beds up *with blankets” and send maintenance to the room to fix the heat, please?”. He said, “Uh, sure”. We left and drove the 10 miles to one son’s house to have turkey dinner. Dinner was lovely and so was dessert, 6 pies and ice cream and homemade charlotte russe (a family tradition and not at all as you would imagine – cake, crabapple jelly, bananas, cool whip, etc. left to percolate for a day or so in the fridge with other ingredients I am totally unfamiliar with). Daughter-in-law’s mother came and brought her signature sweet potato casserole with marshmallows on top (a huge hit!). We all sat around a huge table and the food was being heaped on our plates with near reckless abandon and my plate was filled to the brim when I realized I didn’t have any turkey! Hold the phone! Some minor re-arranging and the turkey was added twixt the stuffing and taters and gravy was poured on the above, followed by a couple of dollops of cranberry jelly. I have to say, the best part of Thanksgiving dinner is how quickly you forget the rest of the year and any troubles you may have. Our second son and his family joined us for dessert as did our friends who recently bought a home in our park. Conversations were lively and laughter was frequent. Offers to refill your plate were ever-present and must be politely refused.

But, all good things must come to an end and so, after dessert (1st and 2nd!) we bade farewell to our family & friends and made plans to see Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on Saturday at the Imax theater in Reading, Mass.

We went back to our hotel and found there was still no heat. There was now a girl at the front desk who must have been born of saccharine because she made me sick when I spoke to her because she was indeed sickeningly sweet. I won’t go into full detail but the maintenance man came and took the cover off the a/c & heat unit and dust flew everywhere. He wiggled the plug on the side and there were a few little sparks and the unit came to life briefly and died again. We commented on the dust flying around the room but he just looked at us and did not respond. He wiggled the plug and then he wiggled the junction box and then finally the unit came to life with a grinding squeal. He replaced the unit cover and left the room. We looked at each other through the cloud of dust and said “We can’t stay here” and called the front desk.

Saccharine invited us down to the front desk to have a conversation. I explained that my wife uses a walker and I have COPD and neither of cannot walk too far, so we need a room close to the elevator. Sac gave us a key to a room on the 4th floor and told us it was close to the elevator. We still had our luggage on the cart and I loaded my wife and the cart onto the elevator and we went to the 4th floor to examine this new room. Turns out this room was at the end of the hallway and the bathroom was filthy so we opted to return to the front desk.

I was starting to get perturbed…

I told Sac that I needed something close to the elevator and she said I gave you one and I explained it was at the end of the hall as far from the elevator as one could possible get. I also explained about the bathroom being filthy and again asked for another room. She look at the floor map and said to herself “Oh, I see it now. I was looking at it wrong.” and typed something into the computer and handed me another set of keys to a room on the 3rd floor. She assured me this room was right next to the elevator, that I should get off the elevator and turn right and the room would be on my right. Silently I took the keys and we made our way back to the elevator and up to the 3rd floor. We found that if we instead turned left the room was on our left. Seems that Sac didn’t know left from right.

We checked in and found the heat worked, and there were blankets on the bed. Good enough. It was now 1AM and we wanted to go to sleep.

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These are the current and upcoming declared dividend pay dates and amount(s) expected from each stock (usually projected on the ex-dividend date, or after market close the prior trading day).

These amounts are a compilation from all of our accounts, so some is taxable, some is tax-deferred, but most is tax-free. If you check out my Expected dividend spreadsheets you can see how it all breaks down, or you could just read my posts and look at the screenshots (ooooh, pretty pictures!).

The table, charts, and dial of monthly dividends since inception as found on my Dividends Received page on my blog follows;

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