Is the government going to shut down?

I need to know, because tax day is right around the corner, and I need to know further how this affects me, on account of I haven’t done my taxes yet.

I need to just sit down and grind them out. I have an early-morning breakfast day with three of my favorite girls in the morning, and I should rush right home and take m’dawg to get her nails clipped and then just do it.

And on Monday morning, when I know what the damage is, I need to call the payroll company and have them start taking more out of my paycheck so the whole thing will stop being my annual nightmare.

I have a tax bill so big from the year-before-last that I’m going to have to take some money from a retirement fund to just pay it off. Normally I wouldn’t do that, but the economy is such that the interest and penalties are more than I’m making on the fund and I’m going to be working decades longer to make it all up.

In non-governmental news, I have been reading my friend Amanda’s blog (which I would link to, but I don’t know if she’s okay with that), and I always forget how much she is just one of my ten favorite people, for so many reasons both big and small. She looks so tiny and delicate, but I have never seen her not roll up her sleeves and just do what needs to be done. If you had to pick someone to go on a top-secret mission, she’d be the best person, because she’d just hike up her skirt and get it done.

I am truly, truly blessed to be surrounded by great friends like her.

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About S.

Reader, writer, talker, knitter, picture taker, tennis player, music lover, Southerner.
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2 Responses to Is the government going to shut down?

  1. >Shut the front door!! You are too kind. Link to me and then tell me how to do that stuff on mine.

  2. S. says:

    I switched to word press because there were so many things I couldn’t figure out how to do, like have a blogroll. Now I’m linked to you.

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