Thursday, February 22, 2007

Why didn't I do this sooner?

First of all, I would like to thank my mother for teaching me to do my taxes by hand. That's right, on paper, with a calculator and scrap. If not for doing my taxes this way for quite some time, I wouldn't have quite the understanding of actually doing my taxes that I do today.

In addition, I would like to thank the makers of QuickTax. I mean, really, really thank them. This being the first year that Mike and I are commonlaw, and not from January either, I admit that I approached taxes with some trepidation. I mean, spousal amounts and transfers, and so on and so forth. Last year, I had to readd my taxes four times before I got the same answer twice in a row. What would this year be like? But no; I bought software. And oh heavens... It does ALL THE ADDING FOR YOU! As long as you doublecheck that the right numbers are in there, it does it all! And it'll even do any transfering and stuff between our tax returns, if needed! And it tells you if you should buy RRSPs, and how much! Now all I need are some more tax slips from a few places, a brainstorm as to where some of the slips I already have go, and our taxes are done. DONE! With no frustration or heartache when the numbers just don't add up again!

In other news, the new garage door opener is lovely, and we didn't have to install it. :) Also, Dad says the washing machine is fine (there is actually no seal there...), and now I have to stockpile another list of small jobs for him to do the next time he comes up, if he's so inclined. We had a nice visit with Mom and Dad last weekend, and I will be down in Calgary for the next two (Mike comes with on the second one). I'm actually into the first gold band on the first donation Harry Potter scarf, and my WoW characters are 66 (priest), 64 (rogue), and 18 (shaman). I have a new workout program at the gym which seems to be going better. Now, if only my arms would stop hurting, and my back would loosen up so I could actually breathe easier, life would be just wonderful!


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