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January 14th, 2008

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Let's see...where to begin? 08:38 am
It's not so much that the weekend was *busy*...it was just....full. Or something.

Saturday....got up, moved Finn to the front yard (he was *SO* good....:sniff: I don't wanna sell him, but I need to), Sweet Geek fixed coddled eggs (they're good.....really. I need to keep them handy so I can do them on weekdays). He went out and played with the tractor; my mother came out and watched the kids while he took me out to lunch.

The "buyers" came out.....I don't think they're serious. Really. They "want something a little taller" ('Well', said I, 'his sire didn't stop growing until he was 5. Finn's *only* not quite 3.'). They're not sure he's what they want (he's an ARABIAN. With PAPERS. You KNEW that before you came out - I have no clue what you expected, moron). *IF* they're serious, they'll be back next week to start the "game". You know the one - I'm asking 1K, so they'll offer $800. I'll counter with $1500 (hey, I'm not stupid - you pay me what I ask, or I want MORE. I'm not going down one penny. :snicker:)...it's just a wait-n-see game right now. :sigh:

Sunday.....got up late, rushed thru breakfast, and headed to church. Left right after Sunday School - Himself decided to be a turtle and totally ignore everyone. :sigh: We're working on that......had a quick lunch, then I took a nap while the kids "cleaned" their rooms (umm......don't ask). Sweet Geek played with the tractor some more :grin:, then it was Football time. (Cowboys sucked...so, yeah.) Sweet Geek fixed dinner (wings - Yum!), and it was off to bed.

The wheel is sold, which is good. Now I just need to move the 2 looms. They're on Craig's List now....and I'm thinking of posting them at fiberfinds.com, too. We'll see.....

I ordered the pattern and yarn for Sweet Geek's Aran Cardigan. The pattern shipped....the yarn is coming from Knit Picks, so...we'll see. I need to get some yarn for Cherie Amie (from Knitty) for me....just can't decide *what* I want. :grin: I also ordered some Harmony DPNs...if I like them, I'll go ahead and get the Harmony Options set. We'll see.

Got my "Fire" sock almost done - I'm at the toe decreases. I'm hoping the Knit Picks order comes in so I can try them on sock # 2. :grin: Got 3 dishtowels woven, and half of #4. (It was a productive weekend, what can I say? :grin:)
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Huh... 12:04 pm
we got our 2007 Turbo Tax Premier in Friday, and I installed both the Business and Personal today. I then decided to play with it - to make sure it works, you understand :wink: - so I started my personal return. (We do this every year - test the program with our personal returns. No big deal - I still have to pay the fees to file, and we *know* how the program works.)

Holy Cow have they changed it up! It is now *so* dumbed down, it isn't funny - and if you've used TT in the past, you'll understand when I ask "How in the world could they make it dumber???" :sigh:

I need to pull out my papers, but it looks like I'll be getting a wee bit more back this year - enough to buy my dining room set, put back for *next* year's property taxes, AND take a small vacation. :boggle: Why so much? Why, because I purchased *2* vehicles last year (never mind that I only kept 1 - I purchased 2, and that's what counts to the IRS) and I get to take the interest off on BOTH of them. :preens: Plus, they are still allowing you to take sales tax off on normal purchases....as well as *large* purchases (like, say, the Water Filtration system. :grin:)

So...I know what I need to dig up tonight. :grin:
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