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Registered: 07-13-2001
Tue, 12-11-2012 - 1:06am

Happy Loseday, Buddies!

What are your plans for today?  I'll be giving a final exam this morning, and I hope to be going to the super duper Goodwill after that.  That oughta pretty much fill up my day.  I'll come home and prep for tomorrow's exam, but that's about it.

Have a splendid day, Buddies!

((((HUGS)))) - Karen



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Registered: 11-04-1999
Tue, 12-11-2012 - 5:05am

Is ivillage using reverse psychology and I should mark I do NOT want to stay signed in and then I will be signed in?  As marking yes is sure NOT working day after day after week after month. 

What am I losing today?   Almost 2 months of my current retirement pay to the IRS.  Yes, you read that correctly.   Could not believe the bill I got from there in my late day mail yesterday,  called tax lady and then I hunted for paperwork and I saw she might have missed recording when I moved some of the money I got from Mom, so I called second time, she said to come on down so I changed out of sweat pants and down I went.  Alas, IRS is right, so today will go down to the bank to again take money out of savings to cover the check I will be writing.  I thought when I first retired this savings was a back up plan or nice Europe vacations.  Alas, it has bought me a frig, and a TV yesterday and now Uncle Sam's holiday gift.  The lady thanked me for not yelling at her, and she did write me a check to cover the interest I owed.   I know last February I was amazed I got money back well,  I shouldn't have gotten money back but paid back then.  I also have to amend my state form and send them a few bucks as IRS will notify them there was a mistake so might as well stay ahead of it.  Maybe reading the Christian novels is turning me into a better person?

Current broke tv is 50 inches which is way too big for this small room,  so got a 40 inch and since the bigger ones are more popular they didn't have mine in inventory so I might be tv-less until late friday.   Right now I have holiday music station playing on radio.

I woke up at 1am,  and soon after I hear major puking from Rudi, so up I got and got her out of her crate,  after we both went potty,  I cleaned her crate up and we spent the next 3 hrs cuddling/sleeping together on the couch.  

When I woke up at 1am I thought I could stop at library after the bank and get some dvds to watch, I have a very small portable tv that isn't hooked up to cable, and carry that down from upstairs and watch some movies.   I think that is a good game plan.

Another rainy day and add a light snow to it,  grateful Ruthie kept the majority of snow up with her.    Rudi hasn't been walked since thursday, and looks like it might be thursday of this week as I need to save my ankle for inner church tomorrow.

Ruthie: I do think God intervened with the closer place for your folks to live.  Will your dad have her own apartment and your Mom more of a nursing type room or can they share the same quarters?

karen: happy shopping.   Glad I told stepkids their holiday money is half what it use to be.

have a good day ladies, love to all.   HI to Carol and Mary too.

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Tue, 12-11-2012 - 11:58pm
Josie - Razzin frazzin IRS!! We've had to pay them a big old check the last couple of years, and it tore me up. We saved and saved so we could buy some new furniture -- we've never had new furniture, and I was really looking forward to it. I did our taxes, and boom - that money was on its way to Uncle Sam. I'm glad we had it, so we could pay what we owed, but geesh. I'm sorry Rudi was sick. Any idea what caused it? ((((HUGS)))) - Karen