Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tax Day

Public Service Announcement: the people working in banks are not tax experts. We are not CPAs. We have never taken a single class or lesson in tax preparation, because that's not even close to our job; we know enough to file our own taxes and that's about it. It is not even legal for us to offer tax advice without being certified to do so. Thank you.


Don and I filed our taxes last night, which was weird: April 14th is so early for us. There's nothing like the promise of a juicy rebate check to get us to fall in line. Tonight will be the first April 15th in quite some time that didn't feature (literally) 11th-hour preparations... I'm not sure what to do with the evening now. Not to mention that it was our first time that we could claim "married, filing jointly" instead of "single": how utterly romantical. To honor, to cherish, and to share a single 1040 form...


No interesting results from all those blood tests yet. The four that were being re-run came back normal, but the one that is new and exiting (genetic karyotype thingie) won't have results for awhile yet. I probably won't be able to do the HSG until May, as my coworker's heart surgery seems to outrank my exploratory procedure. (What, there's something more important in this world than my uterus? Surely not!) So, the whole fertility thing is going kind of slowly. Sometimes I feel fine about that, rational, but sometimes I just feel frantic as I feel the weeks slipping by, still undiagnosed and nonpregnant. I wonder how old I'll be when (if?) I finally have a baby in my arms... something I thought would have happened quite some time ago now. Anyways....

I love that Googling "washing mildewed towels" nets 11,700 hits, and that wikiHow has an entry specifically for it. It makes me feel less alone in the world to know that so many other people have forgotten the towels in the wash.

4 comments:

Bex said...

mmm mildew stains . . . .

I filed our federal returns last month so we already have that refund back and I'm trying desperately not to spend it. I just scribbled up our state return I just have to get Lex here to sign it. I'm not really worried about it though, state taxes are so much lower than the federal. I just need to figure out how to claim the cat and we'll be golden.

:)

Rachel said...

How funny, and here I was dreaming of the day when I can finally (once again) file single. WOOT!

Hey, if it makes you feel better, a guy over here was asking the 7-11clerk for tax advice, so there's no discrimination based on the actual occupation of the person you're talking to, apparently...

aquarian said...

awww... we filed jointly for the first time this year as well, brings a tear to my eye-- congratulations! - aquarian

Mara said...

For some reason, we always owe money on state taxes, even as we get refunded on federal. This is an incentive to move back to Texas, land of no state income tax...