Between real work and the IRS, I have been away from the blog for a few days. But at least the taxes part of that drain has been completed. Damn, I have my taxes finished and it is only February 28th. That has to be a 25 year record for me. The fact that I will not be lining up at the post office at 11:39 PM on April 15th is heartening. The fact that I will not be in that line to file my extension is even more uplifting.
My desk looks much like this, forms, pencils, remotes and empty Diet Coke cans are strewn about. There are probably pieces of scalp with hairs still attached somewhere in the debris.
Now I resent the amount of money the government extracts from my work. I will guarantee it did nothing to assist in that work but it takes a huge bite to blow away on stimulus etc. But, I really resent that amount of sweat and tears that the government extracts from me in making me tell it how much more money I have to send to it.
At least it is over. The forms will be filed tomorrow. The receipts will be put back into the elaborate baggie based filing system that I utilize. I'll keep them all, praying that audit does not cross the IRS lexicon. Now I can get back to working to make money to cover the check that I just wrote to the IRS. And I can get back in pursuit of that perfect hog to astound and amaze all of you.