Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Taxing my Patience

Yeah Mid April around here gets annoying because no matter how good the intentions, how early the program gets purchased, the taxes invariably get done at the last minute.

And someone's failed to keep track of necessary items. Also had been adamant about me not going through the massive amounts of papers and setting up a filing system. Not that anything's being hidden... quite the opposite in fact, since a year after moving, the office remains cluttered with bags and bags and bags of papers and old bills and receipts and a gazilion expired coupons...

Did I mention that I'm a secretary? And a damn good one?? This is making me NUTS. Especially last night when the past four years of returns were needed in pdf format.... and paperwork from the purchase of the SUV.... and a meeeeeeelion other things. And frustrated foot-stomping was heard multiple times, and none of these incidents happened back to back. Oh no. It made more sense to wait until I was almost asleep each time.

The end result? We finally both went to bed at 2am. But I didn't fall asleep until closer to 4am. The taxes are finished and someone has a deadline to bring me a file cabinet because I am NOT doing that again.

But he is kinda cute. And he puts up with me. AND he keeps me stocked with cheese. (man I love cheese) So I guess it all evens out.

4 comments:

Suzie said...

Tax day is hell. But its over wee

Mommy Brain said...

I'm so glad that we're not the only ones dealing with this kind of thing. DH chose 9pm Saturday night (when I was waking up at 6am the next day for an event) to start wondering where all our reciepts, bills, etc were. I spent 8 years as a file clerk but for some reason have yet to find the time to set up a filing system in our "been here 1.5 years can I really call it new" home. So you're definately not alone. We still haven't finished our federal taxes but they owe us so it doesn't matter when we do them. Thankfully.

a Tonggu Momma said...

I'm especially loving this phrase...

"a meeeeeeelion other things" :)

Heather J. said...

Damn girl, is that why you've been all stressed out?
At least it's over.
And now you will file and file some more!