I’ve had an action-packed and fun-filled week here. First and foremost on my list was doing the taxes, which I normally do the first Saturday of March. I didn’t feel like it then, so I put it off for a week, and when Saturday rolled around, Mary said, "Why don’t you put it off until Monday, when I’m out?" Monday, I started when she was getting ready to go out, and by the time she left I was finished. And this year, we get a pretty hefty refund. Thank you, H&R Block tax software.
The next thing that was on my list was to scan all of the tax stuff that was mailed to us and store it in Evernote. About four months ago, I bought a wireless all-in-one printer/scanner/copier that worked great until I changed my modem and the name of my network. After that, it wouldn’t connect to my network, so I couldn’t print or scan. Mary finally suggested getting another printer, so I ordered one. Anyway, I got a bee in my bonnet about the printer, and said "this is ridiculous, this printer is four months old, I’m not going to trash it because the software is screwed up." I uninstalled the software that came with it, reinstalled it, and voila! the printer worked! I was so happy that I took the rest of the day off.
I spent a good portion of Tuesday scanning not just the tax papers but a bunch of other things that needed to be stored in Evernote as well, things like insurance paperwork, the emissions test Mary just had (evidently, here in Georgia, if you’re over 65 and drive less than 5000 miles, you don’t have to have an emissions test every year), and some other odds and ends that I felt should go in there as well.
The next thing on my to-do list is to shred all the papers that I scanned, because the last thing I need at this point is an identity theft incident. Naturally, the shredder was full when I went to do it Tuesday afternoon, and in my current condition I need Mary to do things like that. She was busy doing other things until yesterday, and let’s face it, the most important thing (doing the taxes) is finished, so I’ll do that when I get around to it. We have a rather relaxed attitude toward things like that…