Whoo Hoo! Tax money!

Friday, June 27, 2014

I was on edge the past few weeks that my tax money would not come before vacation but today mine came! Patrick's came yesterday. Whoo HOO! Norway is extremely helpful to the worker when it comes to vacation. Tax money is generally earmarked for June, the month that people begin to take vacation. There is a chance it won't come until the fall but that is rare.

The other thing Norway does is that money gets taken out of your check each month tax free and then given back to you in June for you to use on vacation. The money equals over a month of pay. So between that and your tax money (if you are getting back) you have vacation money enough for a reasonable vacation. We also set money aside each year just incase, but this past year was kind of tight. I have been saving my freelance money incase we needed it for vacation but was hoping not to have to use it and now I can keep it in savings! Yay! We even have enough to do a little clothes shopping in Malta. It is wise to shop in practically any other country in the world when you are outside of Norway since it is so expensive here.

In other news, I have been notified that I will be hired to write another article for the interior design people that I wrote that article about yellow for. Shocking really. I kind of thought I was out of my league there since they edited my article so heavily. I thought they did not like my writing. I guess I don't fully understand this whole business so I am just going to go with it and be happy about it. It was super fun to write.

I got down my box of vacation clothes today and will go through them tomorrow. Things fit. I think. Somewhere in the past few days I got a look at myself in my underwear and things are not so bad as I thought they were. I don't have a full length mirror in my house so I would have to stand on my sink to get a good look at my rump or midsection. Makes me wonder where exactly I was that I got a good look at myself in my underwear. I hope it was someplace appropriate.

Have a terrific day!
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    That's awesome!!! I love it when things fall into place!! You deserve it, enjoy!!!
    2225 days ago
    WOO HOO ! for your tax money arriving on time.

    Gee, can we get the Norwegian government to talk to our congress ? They need to be told that workers are MORE productive with a regular vacation.

    2231 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/29/2014 3:41:15 PM
    Well, you COULD always ask Patrick..
    2233 days ago
  • MRSBENNETT2 the fact you get vacation $$ taken out tax free! There really is something to the rumour that Scandanavian countries are good to their people. :)

    I still do some shopping when I'm home in the States but things are beginning to catch up pricewise between here and there. Except for Levis and most shoes.
    2233 days ago
    Have a great vacation!
    2233 days ago
    emoticon Congratulations Ronna of Finland (or is it Donna of Mission Viejo?) on the tax money and more work from DecorView!

    I really like your writing style and you always have such interesting facts. I guess if Donna wants to put her face and bio above the article, she has to "add value" by changing it somehow.

    Seriously, congrats on your enormous success! Also, Patrick's photos are gorgeous.
    2233 days ago
    That is great news. I have always wanted to visit Malta. I enjoyed reading the yellow article. Good luck on the next one.
    2233 days ago
  • TERRYT55
    Hi Ronna, Nice to read this happy blog, Hope you have a terrific vacation.
    2233 days ago
    emoticon on the tax money. That is too cool that it came and that they take out money for vacations. emoticon on the additional work. Of course they loved your article. It is so very much easier to tweak/edit something and start from scratch. YOU ROCK.
    emoticon on the vacation clothes and rockin' bod too.
    2233 days ago
    Don't you love it when things work out - like getting your tax money back in time for vacation.
    You have a terrific day too!
    2233 days ago
    Vacation - siiiiiiigh - I may NEVER see that again in my "natural lifetime".........don't ask......


    (vent mode off now).......

    I hope you have a wonderful time! And that's great about your writing.........I've always enjoyed writing but don't really have to nerve to make a true go of it for anything other than hobbies - I wish you the best with any future endeavors!
    2233 days ago
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