A little behind

Ok, quite a bit behind. DH fought the program to a standstill and won. Our 2005 tax filing is in the mail.

Yes, you read right, 2005. The IRS owes us a nice refund. As a result, they are normally not very nasty about late filings that allow them to keep $s for extra time. But it is rather foolish on our parts, since we have neither renovated our son’s room nor earned anything on that money in the last year. And before you ask, yes – the 2006 taxes have been started. It is rather complicated since taxes get paid in both US and Germany. And the US taxes can not be completed untill after the German taxes. 2007 just makes me shudder – it will be US, Switzerland and German filings to be done.

And I am not celebrating by buying yarn. I did mention house renovations didn’t I? Downstairs there are two decent size bedrooms and two that are the size of cells. The plan is to take out the wall between the two tiny rooms to have one decent size room. I don’t think the end result is going to be much neater than the mess that is a 16 year old’s joy, but there might be some place for his stuff – the current excuse for the covered floor.

Maybe 2006 money could do either our bathroom (left from the 1950s) or buy a floor loom. If I make the commitment to go back to a lot of weaving.


Progress pictures on Jody. The foot is done, the heel is turned. the leg is knit, and the cuff finished off. Now allI have to do is ends.


It is actually a rather quick knit, considering how little time I actually have to spend, probably less than a couple of hours a day. I will cast on the second in the morning. The faggoting lace panel on the back of the leg is nice, but I probably will not start it on the second sock till after the heel is completely turned and I know it is high enough to not be at shoe risk.

Audio Books

Rapture in Death is finished, and I have only a couple more minutes to go in Ceremony in Death. Since the car CD actually deigned to work on the ride home, I was able to hear another CD in the current Stephanie Plum.

Haus und Home

And things are blooming, small plants are really striving to grow large. I am leaving them safely outside, since nothing seems to survive in the house anymore.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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One Response to A little behind

  1. amanda j says:

    I always leave my taxes until the very last minute, but I must say I have never been outside the time limit. We now have about three months to get ours done or they come after you. I am not sure who THEY are, but I don’t intend to find out!

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