Tuesday, March 24, 2009
It's Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty
I'm ok,,,well mostly ok,,, Just been busier than a one-legged kick boxer doing some tax returns. Tomorrow will be a for sure full day cause this client has a federal return plus 2 state returns and I also have to file the spouse's state return separately. The main problem with this is the extra is an LA out of state return. I don't do enough LA tax returns to warrant paying for a tax program to do them with so I do them with a pencil and a calculator.
This requires more use of the brain cells that would really prefer to stay in hibernation. All because of all the extra BS that I must wade through to get down to the brass tacks part of these durn returns.
LA's nonresident returns are 6 pages long with 18 pages of instructions. Then you have to attach everydurnthing but a sample of your toilet paper to their danged returns. They give me a headache really quick.
Like I really need something MORE to cause headaches around here (ya'll remember that I'm trying to quit smoking; I'm down to less than a third of what I was smoking by the way; and I'm taking Chantix which has been trying out a few of it's side effects on my system.)
Anyway, I'm still here, I'm still breathing (and much better too), and except for a little cussing going on around here, I'm fine.
I have been trying to take enough breaks to keep up with what y'all have been up to, so y'all better be good or I'll know! :-)
Hopefully I'll have some stories to tell once I come in for a landing.