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Taxes

March 31st, 2015 at 04:19 am

I decided to give our taxes a shot this weekend and see if I couldn't file using turbo tax. We have had a tax guy do them for the last 20 years. So, stack of records in hand, I sat down on Sunday and started plugging stuff in, using our last few years records as a guide. And I am happy to say that within a couple of hours our taxes were filed, and we are getting a refund back this year! NICE. We usually pay $325 to have them done, but this year it was $98 to file through TT- plus it looks like our quarterly tax payments are dropping. A win-win-win.

The extra money will be needed to help with the cost of the extras we added to the remodel- like a kitchen remodel! After we got going on this project it just made sense to do as much as possible under this job- and the kitchen needed a redo desperately.

I am so ready to live back in a full sized house again- Its definitely been an adventure these past two years!

Hello friends!

March 30th, 2015 at 03:36 am

Hi SA friends!

It has been months since I last blogged. Primarily because the internet at my house hasn't worked- and blogging from a phone is challenging.

I finally broke down and bought a wifi extender, which seems to be helping- since I am typing this on my laptop!

I am still living in the little house (all 390 sq ft) but our country house is in full progress of being renovated and I am within 2 months of moving back into it. Like the adage says, its running about twice as much $$ and twice as long time wise as planned, but it will be so nice once the remodel is done! I will definitely post before and after pictures when we are done.

I recently signed up for a wellness program at work. If I agree to ride 30 round trips of at least 2.5 miles each way, I will get a free bike up to $500. I have always wanted a beach cruiser...so I signed up to ride 30 round trips for during the next year on my lunch hour- a great perk- for a free bike! (free is good!)

Life is still busy as ever. The hub is still working in Alaska, I am still working FT and as I mentioned already, still living in the little house. Hopefully, that will change by May.

I have missed blogging and staying in touch with everyone- and am grateful for the re-connect!! Looking forward to catching up again!