Friday, January 07, 2011
I recently filed a return with the IRS for our Kiwanis club, then a solicitation permit request with the state (cost us $10, and took a couple of days because they want a different accounting format than we use) and today finished up with an annual corporation report for the state (costs us $70) and a sales tax report for the state.
I had to pay the storage bill for a year to start the day off, and Nelsonís wanted a copy of our solicitation page, which I didnít have, so I called Tallahassee and eventually leaned that they had approved the permit but never sent it. Fortunately, they e-mailed me a copy, so I printed out two Ė one for me and my files, and one for Nelsonís.
Finished the two reports today means I'm OK for reports for six months, because the sales tax guys expect a report every six months. With reasonable luck, I'll not do any more reports after the one in July because I'll be out of the treasurer business.
I finished the corporation report before noon, but I started it last night. Then I picked up Jack for lunch at Billy Jack's, which was a beer and cheeseburger, and came back to do the sales tax report. After that I vacuumed every inch of the house, moving everything, and did a few other chores for the BW.
Around three o'clock I was hot and dirty, and decided to have a shower because I didn't have one last night and needed it, so I hopped in the shower and right back out again. I forgot to take my new (one year old) hearing aids out, and didn't realize it until the water was pounding down on my head and sounding funny. I did that once with my original (now 10 year old) hearing aids, and it cost me $400 to get the left one to work again. After that, it always worked a little better than the right one. The audiologist told me several times how much the new ones don't like to get wet, so when I walk I always wear the old ones in case it rains - I can take them out and drop them in a plastic bag, which I can seal.
I spent quite a while drying and cleaning the hearing aids, and finally put them in. So far, they both seem to work just fine, so my quick work might have saved them. I felt pretty stupid.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Jerzy thought about staying for another week, but the BW said she couldn't take another week, and the delay would add another $400 to the price of a $500 ticket, so he flew home sick.
I went to bed at ten, but couldn't go to sleep until until some time after 1:30, and got up at 4:00 to get them to the airport. They were there in plenty of time to catch the first flight, but one of them was delayed, so they spent a total of 12 hours to get from this end to the other via air, plus waiting time at both ends.
There wasn't really enough time for me to go to bed, so I changed my clothes, had some oatmeal, and taught the safe driving class. I didn't feel that well in the morning, and really punk in the evening, but I still just got eight hours Tuesday night.
Then Wednesday one of the students mentioned that this was the last time she would take the class. I hadn't realized filling out the certificates, but she will be 97 the early part of March, so she would be nearly 100 in three years. She was a retired pediatrician, and said she didn't drive a lot any more. I told her I hope I managed to have her problems. She read well and clearly and seemed equal to the people in their 70's and 80's I have had in classes.
Wednesday afternoon I got ready for the Kiwanis meeting and board meeting, and collected a ton of work. I came home after the meeting and did Kiwanis stuff until a little after 10, then got up at 7 this morning and started in again. I have two more reports to file with the state, and then I'll be clear for six months. One of my e-mails today was a notice for the corporation filing, and I got the paper notice on the sales tax report at the meeting last night.
We had a small TOPS meeting tonight, and I got Papuga to co-sign another check for me.
Chores tomorrow, and clean out the storage area Saturday.
Monday, January 03, 2011
It has been warm that last couple of days, and I feel mostly well. Unfortunately, the BW and Jerzy are both under the weather. Tomorrow I have to roll out at about 3:00 to get Annie to the airport, and maybe Jerzy. Annie wanted to know if he could stay until he got better - a week or so, but the BW said she couldn't take another week, maybe two or three days. At this point I don't know what will happen.
Meanwhile I have made more copies, gotten my class list, and called everyone to remind them that they need to be there early tomorrow. With luck I will be done with everything by 5 PM, and then I'll probably just sack out. If Jerzy stays over it will cost him at least $200 to change his ticket, and he'll probably get another early flight. It's 30 miles to the Tampa airport, through traffic almost all the way. At least traffic is light at 4 AM.
Friday, December 31, 2010
I have been taking cold medicine and sleeping a lot, both night and day, because Annie gave me generic Nyquil, which puts you to sleep. For whatever reason, I felt pretty good today, and hope to feel even better tomorrow.
I went to Walgreens this afternoon after I woke up and bought some daytime and nighttime cold medicine - generic Tylenol multi-symptom nightime and daytime cold medicines. They had a buy-one-get-one-free on both, so I'm equipped for both me and the BW, who is starting to feel the cold coming on now. I suppose it might be from me, but on the other hand there are a lot of people sick in this area right now. It's ironic, because the sun was shining and the high was 75, which you don't think of as cold weather, but a couple of days ago the bird bath was frozen and the grass was covered with frost in the morning. I suspect we just didn't move far enough south.
Regardless of the weather, I hope that my cold won't last more than a week and I feel all better by Sunday without medicine.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I have been totally miserable for the last couple of days. I started thinking about it, and I can recall once that I had a cold during all the time we were living in an RV, and never during the last seven years while we lived here. While we were in Mexico, during 1993, most people, including the BW, were miserable for a couple of weeks, but I had a flu shot and never got sick.
I am taking all sorts of home remedies and patent medicines, but nothing works for very long. The one thing that worries me is that I'm living with three other people now, and I'm trying hard not to spread it around. I had head a couple of times that something was going around, but didn't think much about it. This is like being a kid again, in Ohio during the winter, having a few miserable colds each year. It's really frustrating. The hot shower is best, but once you get out it fades away fairly quickly.
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