Sunday, March 2, 2014

Ready, Set, Taxes

We have achieved Perfect Storm conditions for the Preparation of the Tax Return. 

1.  Snowstorm – can’t go anywhere.  Might as well do the taxes.
This is just the snow SO FAR today.

2.  Household supplies for snowstorm procured.  
Some of these items are crucial to easing the tax prep process, too.

3. Clean desk.  The papers that remain are my aunt’s tax documents, which I have to mail to her accountant the moment the weather clears (probably Tuesday).  Plus that pesky set of paper that just refuse to have a destination.

Einstein stands guard, but now is standing in less dust.
For the purposes of honesty and comparison, here is what it looked like three days ago:
Oy vey!  Where does all this stuff come from?

This makes me think that maybe what I need is a combination service:  a snow removal - shopping - professional organizer - accountant.  Or maybe just a wine bottle opener.  Then again, that's what my husband is for.

Readers, what are you planning to do this afternoon and evening?  What combination service do you wish you could hire?


Joanie said...

sleep, watch Downton Abbey, sleep some more. Make list of things to do now that the flea market is over. I think I'm going through post partum depression.

Angie said...

I don't know how you aren't all pulling your hair out up there. I hope spring comes soon!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You are well-equipped for the tax job--cookies, wine and a snowstorm!

Sarah said...

Packing, laundry, dishes, and panicking, in no particular order. We're supposed to leave for a vacation on Wednesday, but this snow is making it quite impossible to leave to do all the things that MUST be done before we go - like dropping animals off at various homes for 'boarding.'

Cassi Renee said...

Our taxes are looming over my shoulder. Our financial situation changed a bit this year, so I'm a little scared. But I don't really want to pay someone to do something that I'm sure I can do.

Wine is a definite necessity :-)

Jay said...

Oh gosh that's a lot of snow, and a lot of paperwork! Although I have to do our end of tax year accounts next month and my tiny little box room/office will be ceiling high in paper! At least we have lots of signs of Spring here and luckily no snow!

kcinnova said...

I'm so grateful that my dh does the taxes! Unfortunately, that doesn't explain why my desk looks like photo #2...
There is a wine called Mad Housewife with a cork that reads (once taken from bottle) Let's get to the bottom of this.

The Crislers said...

I read this post days ago but have been tortured- TORTURED- over your question there at the end. What combination service DO I wish I could hire? Maybe a personal chef? Or a personal trainer? Or, as lame as it sounds, someone to tell me how to rearrange all our furniture to best utilize the space in our house? I JUST DON'T KNOW.