Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tax Time

So after the horror of finding out last year that Russ and I owed $1300 in taxes, I rushed right into my employer and changed my filing status from one to zero so they would take more taxes out. That way this year we could hopefully get a refund instead. That did not happen. No, no, no, yet again we end up owing $1300! How the heck does that work out! I am so frustrated right now. It just seems like any time we start to get our heads above water we sink right back down. Now congress is talking about giving us back $1200 of the $1300 we paid last year. Well are they going to account for the 12.9% intrest I've been having to accrue since I had to put my taxes on my credit card? Yeah, didn't think so. Meh. Taxes suck.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


So I haven't felt like I had any thing really special to write about until just now. At work we have a tree out back and Dr. has a little feeder on one of the branches that she fills with hazelnuts for all the squirrels in the area. On the deck she keeps a tupperware container that has a flip up lid to hold the hazelnuts so its easy to pour into the feeder. Today I met what very well could be the smartest squirrel in the world. He decided that the hazelnuts in the tree weren't fresh enough for him so he hopped over to the deck and climbed ontop of the tupperware container. It took him a minute or so of scratching and biting at the lid but he got it open! Then he just sat on the container for a good five minutes reaching in, grabbing a handfull of nuts and eating them. It was so so so funny and so cute! I love my squirrels!