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Property bill arrived

January 29th, 2014 at 08:35 am

No sooner did I mention it than it popped up in the mailbox. It is $1882. The first of two payments; the next will arrive in summer.

If my tax refund arrives before the due date, March 4, I'll be able to pay it without disrupting my savings.

I'm back at work today. Drove again, as the giant step up onto the train is still impossible. I practiced with small steps at PT last night and it was clear I have little control over my knee. I'm starting to wonder if it will ever improve. I suppose healing is slower as you age. (Another nifty perk of getting older -- NOT).

At least the sun is shining, and the temperatures are supposed to rise this afternoon.

I paid $1 for parking last night, and $9 came out of my account today for the World Wildlife Fund. (Because I DO want to save the polar bears.) Still under $300 and only two days to go.

I didn't get around to making the chicken teriyaki last night, so I'll do that tonight. Perhaps do a load of laundry if I'm feeling really perky.

This weather is making me gloomy, and I am fighting it, but boy, will I be glad to see spring.

5 Responses to “Property bill arrived”

  1. BuckyBadger Says:

    There must be some sort of handicapped access to the train, no? If it's only the one step there must be a way around it. How to people in wheelchairs get onto the train?

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Oh yes, there is a lift for the handicapped. But I don't look handicapped, so I feel dumb asking for it. It's a big piece of equipment and it seems to hold everything up. I'd rather drive until I'm able to step up.

  3. snafu Says:

    Hope your knee is getting better. Is PT helping?

    Does your municipality have some type of month payment for property tax? We have a Tax Instalment Program you are automatically out of the program and the remainder of year's tax becomes due immediately.

    If your city doesn't have a program, you could set your own 'escrow' system to force this bi annual expense into your monthly or pay cycle budget.

  4. snafu Says:

    I don't understand why sentences are dropping of for no apparent reason.. try again

    Owners have 1/12 of their property tax on automatic deduction from their bank for a smal taxl discount applied in December. The sum is re-set every July 1st when the annual rate is adjusted. The downside is of you NSF even one payment [no matter the cause] you are automatically out of the program and the remainder of year's tax becomes due immediately.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Is PT helping? I ask myself that every time I go. I have never had such a resistant injury.

    I'm pretty sure we don't have such a program for property taxes, and I'm also pretty sure I wouldn't trust Cook County to administer it! At any rate, I don't mind semi-annual payments -- my insurance is set up that way, too. Seems to be the only way to avoid fees.

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