Tuesday, February 26, 2008
"The Streak Has Ended" or "Those %#@!#& Bastards!"
I realize that the title resembles the continuation of a Rocky & Bullwinkle skit (If you don't get it, you are too young).
I did our taxes last night. It went something like this:
1) Enter Lyle's W-2. Estimated refund: $2700
2) Enter Jessica's W-2. Estimated repayment: $4200
That's OK....I just have not entered our mortgage interest or any other deductions....don't panic.
3) Enter deductions. Your bottom line: Pay Federal taxes = $1800.
Are you rich? No we are not rich. We barely pay our bills.
Next Question: No, we or Jess did not claim too many deductions
Last question please!: Well, that extra income was nice but it not like we are rolling in the cash!
WTF? I mean.....I had this money spent! Don't say what Jess said...."You always spend money before it is in your hands!" I have NEVER not received a return! NEVER!
So how do you propose I find money to go to Vegas for Alicia's wedding? Odd jobs? Babysitting? Maybe I could get a job watching the Seven Seeds. How bad could it be? Then again, I have read this blog religiously...those kids would kill a weakling like me. Need a new plan. I welcome your comments and suggestions on how I can make up this deficit.
On the brightside, we will receive a $1300 return from Wisconny....so I suppose I am only out $500 but being out is being out. I should have listened to Al and folded when I had the chance.