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Clap if you love paying property taxes!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Today is the day I just sat down and paid eery bill I found,, parent and mine.. love paying those darned property taxes,,
made tax appointment with preparers after work,, just have to wait for all of my W2 forms to arrive..


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SHARON10002 1/19/2012 5:00PM

    Taxes . . . ugh!

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TXGRANDMA 1/16/2012 11:18PM

    Don't envy you! I remember what Michigan taxes were like! I enjoy Texas where there is no state income tax, and property taxes are lower!
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1CRAZYDOG 1/16/2012 3:51PM

    No clapping here either!!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/16/2012 3:16PM

    Since you love paying bills so much hows about coming over here and paying mine???

How high are your property taxes if i may ask? Just to compare...
Ours are $4K a year. that's the whole building.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Feeling like I accomplished something yesterday,, visited parental unit(mom) in morning, dodged crazy blizzard drivers, had a delicious lunch with gift certificates, had lots of leftovers for dinner, so did not have to cook yesterday!!

I finally decided that since it is getting close to valentine's day, it was time to take the Christmas tree down and pack it for sale. We tested all of our sets of lights, sorted through boxes of decorations that I am parting with for sale,, loaded that big rubbermaid coffin in my back seat with HALF of the tree,, only one coffin will fit in my car,, even with my back seats down I cannot fit one in my trunk too, so that will be two trips to the parental abode.. we take sale things every trip there..

I cleaned one bathroom, sorted bills, mail, loaded dishwasher and vacuumed carpets after tree removal,, we now have our little teeny living room back to normal for the year. Nest year we will use the much smaller tree I bought after Christmas so we do not have to hid e in the corner in a chair!! Gonna miss that beautiful big tree though..

I know I always complain about winter and cold,, it is a major source of discomfort in my life, mentally and mostly physically, but this year it was the best: Florida's weather has been cold, so I do not feel like I am missing anything down there, our weather has been extremely mild for Michigan..
we are already sitting here discussing what we will bring and do on vacation in 7 1/2 months!! DD made a great suggestion that includes a short visit to my friend in the Yoopee that I did not plan on,, so now we are focusing on that instead of this cold...

Got more VA papers to fill out, in the mail yesterday,, exact papers I just sent them from before.. more calls, faxes, etc.. mom has no clue what this entails.. if only...

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SHARON10002 1/19/2012 4:59PM

    The VA is really messed up! Actually went there to take care of some business with my DH who was still active duty militarily at the time. We sat there for 2 and a half hours while to two "govie admins" sat there and chatted about their respective boyfriends, totally ignoring us! Big boss, a woman, happened to come out of her back office, and asked my husband how long we had been waiting. When he told her, I thought she was going to have a major stroke! We were out with what we needed in 5 minutes! Will never forget that one!

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NORASPAT 1/15/2012 6:39PM

    LINDA, that VA is such a mess. I was told the VA had really good insurance for veterans and spouses, I guess that is not proving to be the case for you.
Too bad there is such a hassle especially with duplicate papers.

Sorry, like your time is not precious?.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/15/2012 3:25PM

    LOL @ the VA mess.

think of the snow, ice and rain and a resource for the squirrels and birds and your grass and trees. Good watering for the spring.

We got about 3" of the white stuff durin g the night but it's melting fast.

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MARTHASPARKS 1/15/2012 12:20PM

    Girlfriend, the cold hurts me so much, too! Also, the weather shifting is tough.

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OCTOBER2842 1/15/2012 10:41AM

    Have a great Sunday, thnking of you

Hope you and DD are good emoticon

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A day off..

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The snow finally stopped about 10pm last evening,, it is heavy from all the rain and sleet,, what a white mess,, dreaming of our vacation this summer keeps me happy and distracted. This weather keeps the pain levels high though, took a drug to help last evening,, I have too much to do today to sleep today away.. housework and bills never stop... am just happy that my home is intact..

DD and I saw a huge house fire yesterday on the way to parental unit home to check it.. three roads blocked off, too many trucks to count, hoses from two blocks away to get water IN THE BLIZZARD of course..
we both prayed that everybody got out safely and firemen are okay,, one of them is our neighbor..

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SHARON10002 1/19/2012 4:54PM

    Can't imagine fighting a fire in the midst of a blizzard! Hope no one was injured. . .

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NORASPAT 1/14/2012 7:39PM

    All of the cities major fires were in the winter. Three since we came here. M massive cotton mill Bates Mill where they made the bedspreads burned for days. A clothing store with apartments on our main street was blazing and the water was freezing on the firemen and ladders. People were making them hot soup and whatever they wanted right in the street. The photos of those Fireman i will always remember. I had a shop on that same street and directly across from my shop the building caught fire and a man died in that one, they were sure he was smoking in bed. Once again firemen were covered in ice. All of those spaces were taken over by the city. Bates was several acres on the river with a Dam. Now it is a city property. The dam was removed and wells ran dry but Eagles Salmon,
Heron and Alewives came back to the river, MEMORIES (((((HUGS))))) Pat in Maine.

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YANKEEBELLA 1/14/2012 9:21AM

    Be safe in the snow!

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NWLIFESRC 1/14/2012 7:38AM

    Hope ur weekend is great

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Freezing Friday!

Friday, January 13, 2012

A lot of snow, a lot of wind, went to parental unit abode to check mail and boiler, Big house fire east of there,, lots of sirens and fire trucks..
had a taco salad and am home relaxing,, I sure hope it stops snowing by tomorrow,,, five inches of snow is plenty for me..
some sparkers asked when my BD is,, it is the first day of Aquarius, January 20,, glad I will only be one day older then...

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MARTHASPARKS 1/13/2012 9:26PM

    Snow = cold = hurting. Stay in and take care.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/13/2012 5:36PM

    I saw the pictures of the snow. Lovely stuff. But darn it sounds cold.

Enjoy your weekend.

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DEBGIL 1/13/2012 2:55PM

    January 20, eh? That is my son's birthday. Let's place a bet I forget both!
I hate that filing cabinet of my mind. Someone is in there with a shredder, I am positive!

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NORASPAT 1/13/2012 2:48PM

    LINDA That is our grandsons Birthday too. He will be 14 years old and last time I saw him he was 6 foot 2' almost.

Toady we had about 10 inches to clear from both driveways. We finished and watched some Disks to recover.
I am sitting here Sparking and wondered why such a noise. Thunder and Lightning and what I thought was pouring rain. It was Hail instead and what a racket. It is still cold so the street looks very odd. Just as the hail was tanking down the Mailman walked up the driveway, poor guy, he was talking loud on his cell phone as always and laughing away. Guess talking keeps him happy and warm . Freezing rain tonight. We shall see. We are ready for most things but the wind is also heading our way. HUGS Pat in Maine. Stay warm!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GERIKRAGH 1/13/2012 2:09PM

    Happy early Birthday. I wish we just a little of your cold. It's been in the 60s and no rain for almost 2 months!

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Here we go: rain today, snow tonight mixed with snow, then more snow tomorrow,, up to five inches.. ans so it begins, ,crazy.. rain in January in MIchigan.. like raining toads..

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NORASPAT 1/12/2012 7:21PM

    LINDA We had a lovely snow day, very pretty. emoticon emoticon emoticon
DH cut his finger taking clothes from the dryer , it bled a lot and it was his articial joint finger so we decided to move the snow tomorrow. emoticon emoticon emoticon
Now we are getting some wind but tomorrow they are saying FEEZING RAIN, I hope not,
This is Maine, the way life should be, Oh Well We can do this. Pat in Augusta

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KILLERANGEL47 1/12/2012 2:03PM

    WOW! Winter sure has arrived over there!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/12/2012 1:57PM

    loads of tods!

Pictures please? of you and DD playing in the snow??? (ducks from the half rotten tomatoe being thrown at me)

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