Life Lessons

Dare I say it?  In my old age I have learned, am still learning  few things about human nature, events, etc.

One thing I’ve learned is that it’s okay to ask for help.  Another is that most problems have a way of resolving themselves.

I was upset by the letters from the IRS, so I called David’s daughter Julie, who brought her husband Kenny over yesterday to look at the paperwork.  It took Kenny about two minutes (no kidding) to figure out what we had done wrong.  Seems David checked the wrong box last spring and we’ve been making pre-payments to the IRS for 2016 taxes or next years taxes. Duh.

David got everything else correct, but put a checkmark in the wrong box. Last spring, I reviewed what he did, and noticed the mark and asked him if that was correct, but when he got huffy, I let it go.  Next year, I will be bolder. Meanwhile the IRS wants its money so we will pay that before September 8.


Regarding Joy’s court date in September for “assault”, her Mom looked up the “plaintiff” on the internet and found his mug shot from his last arrest (for GBH?). Seems he’s six feet tall and weighs 195 lbs.  Joy is 5’2″ and weighs much less.  An off duty police officer witnessed the whole episode, and he’s convinced the case will be laughed out of court. None of us can understand why it was even added to the docket.

Joy’s new job (she begins next week) is with a dairy farm that makes ice cream. She will be working with Jersey cows because Jersey cows make the best ice cream.



20 thoughts on “Life Lessons

  1. We had a Chicago tax accountant do our Federal and state taxes even when we moved to Hawaii. They were not cheap. However, they had us paying taxes on our retirement pensions even though Hawaii does not tax pensions. Illinois does. Sheesh. Art discovered this two years later. Anyway, we did get a nice refund from the state. And we’ve changed accountants to someone who is in Hawaii and costs half as much. Sheesh!

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  2. I’ve learned that in a largish multi-generational family, there is always somebody having some kind of problem … It is hard on me not to be able to solve them…I still feel like I ought to be able to make everything better … like some kind of super- mother. Even though I know that’s impossible … As well it should be.

    Glad the tax thing got straightened out.

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  3. Here the tax man is called CRA. There is a scam where someone calls and says there’s a warrant for your arrest due to unpaid taxes and you can resolve it by sending money. It’s not bad enough to have the CRA but the scam has talked many people out of money too.

    Yay for Jersey cows and Joy’s new job. Hope all works out on the other front too.


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