i took all my returns downtown to an official place - 35 freaking miles away- to have my tax forms recorded and processed. i waited over an hour and a half while they were processed. i paid for parking. then i drove home another 35 miles.
only to find out last week that one year wasn't processed and not every page was copied in one. and they screwed up processing one. i call them and get someone that has been working there 2 days.
i can't get my mortgage until this is finished. i doubt they can fix this in 18 days. i want a house!
the house i have my eye on that needs a ton of work is still available. there is another one i like but it is only a 2 bedroom. but the neighborhood is better and it does have a large mudroom and a laundry room. you could turn either of those rooms into a guest space with a futon. the washer and dryer could be put behind louvered doors, kind of like i had in my old mini mcmansion years ago.
the kids got new furniture and gave me the old stuff. i got it when i worked and used the great employee discount. i have it in the garage right now, until i move. i will use it then. i have been getting rid of stuff and organizing it by putting it in boxes if i want to sell/d it or move it. the crap i don't think will sell but is still useable, i am putting on the lid of the garbage can and putting it out a day early. it's always gone by garbage pick-up day. i even put a "FREE-WORKS" sign on it and i make sure i put all the pieces together in a bag along with any manuals or whatever.
and the crap, of course, i am throwing away. i try to work on 1 box every day or so. i send as much stuff as possible over to my son's, just to piss his wife off. my granddaughter will take tons of shit home, if you let her. she also does household chores, like cleaning my baseboards, for 45 cents!
they are in orlando right now. they went on a cruise to the bahamas. my son is going to start driving a school bus. there isn't a lot of money in it, but it will eliminate the need for private school (the kids can atend the same district their parent works for and he's driving in a nice district with great schools!) and afterschool care ($60 a week each). he also won't be working 10-12 hours a day and he won't have to dress up everyday. it comes out to about $1500 a week in school fees. worth it, especially since he will be working shorter hours.