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Tax Refund

January 28th, 2014 at 07:56 am

I spent the day at home working remotely, but when the clock got past quitting time, I switched to doing my taxes. I am getting a $1040 refund! I was so pleased to think of it until I realized that property taxes are due soon, so the windfall will go toward that instead of into savings!

I used the free federal service on TaxActFree, and declined the state filing, which was not free. I can do that on paper. I see that I will have to pay $8 to the state -- can't see paying $$$ just to pay up $8.

The college is closed today, so I am at home, and don't have to work. Whoopee!

I've got the faucets dripping and a pot of water at a low boil on the stove. I can tell it's really cold outside, because it's cool inside, despite the radiators being on full blast. Just have to bundle up a bit more.

I have to go to PT tonight, and it looks like I'll have to clean off the car to do it. Nuts. Wish they would cancel, too.

Planning to make the filling for sweet onion teriyaki chicken sandwiches later today. Maybe I'll bake some cookies, too. I had French toast for breakfast. Obviously, I'm into comfort food today!

5 Responses to “Tax Refund”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good plan for the refund! Stay warm.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    What a winter! Comfort food is the answer.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about having to go out tonight...is it supposed to get a bit warmer? Downstate it was supposed to be frigid this morning, but warm up (teens) this afternoon. Yay on the comfort food!

  4. Bob B. Says:

    It's frigid, frigid, frigid cold here in Michigan, too. Glad you're getting a refund, and will at least have the cash to cover property taxes.

  5. snafu Says:

    Glad you get another day to baby your injury. In our cold climate we find it best to layer clothes, and silk, 2 piece long johns feel luxurious on the skin. If you find your home chilly I suggest wearing some type of hat and snuggly socks for comfort. It's common here to tack/staple/tape quilts over any external door or leaky widow frame. We install very inexpensive foam inserts on all electric outlets and switch plates on external walls.

    Not helpful now but at end of season plastic window kits and foam window tapes are on sale, dirt cheap for next winter should they be needed. they are taped in place, reusable and heated with a hair dryer for best fit. It requires checking in normal weather to determine where you're losing heat due to draft.

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