A Good Thing About Taxes
Do you knowhow to do taxes?
It's not something I ever had any interest in. In fact, they were rather intimidating to me.
But for the last few weeks, I've been learning how to do taxes.
Well, because I've taken on a new part-time gig, working with a friend who is a CPA. I'm studying tax law and learning how to do taxes as well as getting ready to eventually help with people having trouble after filing taxes incorrectly. Sounds fun, right?
The Ducts of Despair
What do you do when the AC can't keep up with the heat? You call your AC guy, right?
We had already had our guy out to clean the unit and make sure everything was good to go. He said it all looked great. So, my house should not have been 83 degrees when it was set to 77. And rising.
He came that afternoon. Looked around. Said the unit was working. Crawled under the house. And that's when he found it.
Most of the insulation on our ductwork was off. It was old and had rotted and fallen down and was doing nothing now, so most of the cool air was staying down in the crawl space instead of actually blowing into our house.
But wait. There's more.
Can your spouse pull a surprise on you? How about after you've been married a while? Like 18 years? I've got to admit, I love this story fellow author Cindy Bonds tells of her husband a secret he was finally able to keep. Definitely romantic in my book. See if you agree.
First off, I love the idea of finding real life romance in the every day life of a married couple! It’s not always flowers, date nights and gazing into each other’s eyes. Love moves, ebbs and flows, emerging as romance in the most amazing places as a marriage grows.
My husband and I have been married for almost 18 years. A lot of houses, two kids, jobs galore, God’s guided us through all of it. Those little things that show up right when we need it are the threads that hold us together when everything else seems less than stationary.
In the past few years, I’ve hit a couple of milestones; first published book, hitting a milestone birthday, going back to a full time job, sending our first child into Jr. High …
To begin, my husband tends to have terrible timing and can’t keep a secret to save his life. I never get presents on my actual birthday or anniversary, he can’t hold on to it that long and has to give the gifts early!
This is a place for me to share thoughts and ideas not just related to writing. Thoughts about what's going on in my life, about an idea I got that I thought shareworthy, or just a funny anecdote.