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Jul. 16th, 2012 01:20 pm
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Thought I would type while I have a real keyboard connected to the internet. I love my iDevices, but they aren't very good for typing long form prose.

We have had a series of thunderstorms rolling through the area bringing clouds and spotty rain. During one of them on Friday our internet went out and never came back. Frontier (our provider) will be out this coming Thursday to see what is up.

We are not amused. A fucking week to check a service outage? Really?

I also got to send a certified letter to the IRS this morning. I got a letter from them saying I had underpaid my taxes to the tune of almost $4000 dollars. Ya, that didn't happen. Since Ron and I are registered domestic partners, we have to file jointly as singles. (Don't think about that too hard, it will make your head hurt.) When we combing our income and divide it, the amount I claim for income is way more than the deductions on my W2. We sent a nice but tersely worded note along with a copy of our worksheet telling them they should look at that again taking Ron's return into account. You notice they didn't send a letter saying Ron had overpaid. Just a coincidence I am sure.

With summer finally, or at least mostly, here we are getting the deck set up. The storms put a stop to my water proofing of the deck, but I will be able to finish that this afternoon. We are also really looking to a visit from [livejournal.com profile] theoctothorpe in a couple weeks. He has been away too long.

We are going down to the Oregon Brewers Festival in Portland with him, so that should be a lot of fun. I know he and Ron are going to the Boeing factory one day when I am at work, and we are driving up to Port Townsend for my Birthday. The next weekend we are driving up to Levenworth and Lake Wenatchee for a day trip which should be a great deal of fun. Did I mention how much we are looking forward to his visit? A lot.

Nothing much else is happening. We are on budget lockdown and winter is coming so we aren't doing much else. We had wanted to find a way to see [livejournal.com profile] kung_fu_monkey and [livejournal.com profile] dr_tectonic this summer, but there was no budget for that.

I need to post pictures of my garden. It is doing pretty well despite the wet June. Everything is really far behind though. I'm not sure the squash will have time to squash unless we get a really nice September. (We usually do, but it has been unpredictable the last couple years.)

Thats it for now.

Date: 2012-07-16 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tbass.livejournal.com
I like how you have to type "With summer almost here" and "winter is coming" in the same blog post. Ah, Seattle.

Date: 2012-07-17 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danthered.livejournal.com
Same ol' IRS, full o' laffs. Be interesting to see how they react to your reminder.

Date: 2012-07-17 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dr-tectonic.livejournal.com
The good news is, we'll be here next summer, too!

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