Monday, March 15, 2010

I Just LOVE Suprises!

Sometimes I live in fear of the IRS. Not because I have done anything illegal, but "they" just seem to make me nervous. So when I submitted my Tax Return for the second time (because I had messed up my son's SS# AND claimed a refund that I apparently wasn't entitled to) I waited patiently. Our little family looks at this tax return as the "build our savings accounts back up for the coming year" payment. (See, having 5 kids AND being a school teacher DOES pay- ha ha).
Well, the day came and went for our return to be deposited and it wasn't. I figured just a little delay- no biggie! Checked the site and had this long old message about how there was a delay and that we needed to call the 1-800 # and give them a reference number...yada yada. My wife called and they told her that because we had to resubmit it, it was flagged for inspection and that it would take at least another week. Yippeeeeeee! NOT!
So a couple days later I log in. This time it just says "Your refund should be deposited on..."
Cool I think and go on with my day. I log back in on the 11th to make sure we are still on schedule for deposit. I log in and have another full page of messages. Only this time it tells me that I had a calculation error and that my refund had been adjusted. I scanned the page and re-read it several times to make sure. Yup, it was true. They INCREASED my return by $800. Now, I don't know about you, but I get nervous when the government says "Hey, have some more money on us". Too many horror stories about people getting their refunds, spending them, and then the government saying, "Opps! We made a mistake, we want our money back NOW!".
So, since the money has come in, we have tucked that little "bonus" in a savings account until we are sure Uncle Sam won't coming knocking on the door demanding his money back!

College is going okay. Finished my 3rd "Memo" assignment (5 page paper) and have submitted it for grading (or sacrifice). I will be much more happy when this class ends. I have way too much to deal with with out the added "bonus" of Masters Classes.

I am getting ready for an adventure in fixing a tub faucet. A friend of mine is going to help me change it (actually I am sure that he will do most of the changing, I will do more of the watching- my anxiety gets the best of me when I do the work.) So, I will let you know how that pans out. It will be nice to get rid of the dripping tap (my water bill will thank me too!).

Well, it is dinner time and then Family Home Evening time. Tonight we are going to talk about being more patient with each other and then play a couple of family games and practice being patient with each other.

Talk Later...

1 comment:

  1. Teaching only pays at tax time if you're the bread winner... We owe... :)


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