Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Blood and Taxes?!

I can’t believe how long it has been since we went to visit our library. The weather for the last three weeks accounted for a good portion of it, but now we are dealing with taxes. Long before I reacquainted myself with children’s books and followed my dream of being a librarian there were the many years of bean counting. Some of that was making sure others counted correctly and some of it was counting the beans myself. Now, with the tax season upon us I have set up my tax sign again. With that comes extended family taxes, but no one else’s. I am strictly a part, part-time tax girl.

Unfortunately, taxes can be complicated when there is a death, inheritance, social security caps, or prior bad accountants creating the need for amended returns. And, yes several in the family ventured into all these areas this past year. So, between cleaning up blood spewing from the wee one's mouth (teeth through the bottom lip from a fall) this past weekend and being knee deep in taxes my brain has been deprived of new reading delights. Luckily we have a vast quantity of books to keep us re-reading here, but it is nice to interject some new pages of imagination from time to time especially with these past weeks and weekends of bitter cold, snow, and ice that have kept us in doors for most of the time. We were fortunate not to have any lost electricity, but still dealing with plumbing issues to add some spice to the mix. Here’s hoping you can get out and enjoy your library and all it has to offer.

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2 Comments:

Blogger daddy d said...

Tax Time. Oh, it is way too early for me to do very much of that work. I am stilling think about ... just use a pencil or buy the new year's version of "Turbo Tax". It may take awhile longer to make that choice. I do use a gel pen when I write checks, however. Thanks for that tip.

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Blogger gawilli said...

When my kids were little we would take a big wicker laundry basket to the library and fill it with books to read over the next week. It was great fun! The deal was that we could go back only when all the books were read...what a great memory. Hope you can get back to the library soon!

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