Question of the Day

Today’s question comes from Christina:

“If you could relive any day over again, Groundhog Day style, what day would it be?”

I’m gonna guess that the majority of answers to this will be either be babies being born or couples being wed.

And I’m going to be in that majority. It was the day I got married to the love of my life. We’re both shy and hate being the center of attention and we didn’t want to spend a huge amount of money. We decided to go to Vegas and get married in a small chapel. No stressing about caterers, or worrying about seating plans or how family would get along with each other. The focus was about us and our love for each other without any distractions. Perfect.

Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

From the NY Times:

The United States Postal Service has long lived on the financial edge, but it has never been as close to the precipice as it is today: the agency is so low on cash that it will not be able to make a $5.5 billion payment due this month and may have to shut down entirely this winter unless Congress takes emergency action to stabilize its finances.

“Our situation is extremely serious,” the postmaster general, Patrick R. Donahoe, said in an interview. “If Congress doesn’t act, we will default.”

In recent weeks, Mr. Donahoe has been pushing a series of painful cost-cutting measures to erase the agency’s deficit, which will reach $9.2 billion this fiscal year. They include eliminating Saturday mail delivery, closing up to 3,700 postal locations and laying off 120,000 workers — nearly one-fifth of the agency’s work force — despite a no-layoffs clause in the unions’ contracts.