Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This and That

: : It’s been snowing all day; a fine grainy snow punctuated by the occasional squall. Not too much accumulation, but it means the front lawn has continued to stay snow covered since, ummm..., forever? But as you know, I’m happier with snow, than without.

: : We took our first cut at the taxes today. When I got to the prompt in Turbo Tax where it asked about our medical expenses for the year, my hopes soared. With two, count ‘em two, root canals between us, plus other similarly fun filled expenditures, I was certain we’d crest over the floor. Turbo Tax quoted a number which we needed to exceed and I was sure we had it knocked. Lots of scouring of records, receipts and tabulating columns of figures later and we were done. I clicked “Done” and was informed by Turbo Tax that we did NOT have enough medical expenses - even though we had about 30% more than the number they first quoted! Color me “confused” with a splash of “freakin’ frustrated”!

: : Over the weekend, Chuck learned that next year his high school class will be celebrating their 50th reunion. 50 years? Whoa! We both needed to take a deep breath after that fact sank in! I have never been to any of my schools’ reunions. But we did make the trip to Chuck’s 30th high school reunion. He couldn’t get over the fact that nearly all the women appeared unchanged and nearly all the men were unrecognizable - including himself!

: : My Mom has been under the weather for the last couple of days. At 86, she continues to impress us with her determination and her resilience. Get well soon Mom!

: : Last, but by no means least, we’re sending all sorts of positive energy and good wishes Veronica’s way as she comes down the homestretch to the due date for her second child! Yay Ronnie!


Roo said...

Hey hey - I bet you wish you where taxed at source like we are.. no fiddly messing with forms for me..... .. actually that's because I don't earn enough for THEM to think I may be diddling them

Thankfully school reunions are something I have only seen in (US) movies and long may they remain that way.

Finally - hope your mum perks up soon, it's probably all the snow shovelling you have her doing, while telling us you have a snow blower ;o) Seriously, hope she's ok soon xx

Pink Granite said...

Hi Roo -
I think you folks are taxed at even higher rates than we are, so I'll not complain.

You mean it's only here in the U.S. that we have invented the cross between nostalgia and torture known as school reunions??? Really? Damn!

Thank you - Mom is definitely feeling much better now. Which is good because there's some snow predicted for midweek which she'll need to be ready to shovel - - - not! LOL!
- Lee