I’m just coasting through the work that needs to be done in January to make us ready for tax period. I am responsible for Elegante Mother’s finances, and we will be doing W2s for household help (read: caregivers) for the first time. I’ve had to apply for an EIN and we will be doing quarterly reports. It keeps me busy.
I spent several hours on Saturday printing out letters to catalogs and charities, instructing them to remove EM from their mailing lists. I’ve sent about 35 of those letters now. Sunday, I entered debit card purchases, and deposits to the Quicken program for EM, and then printed out two reports to get an idea of what was spent, and how we spent it in 2009. I’m sure that I didn’t understand just how much work there would be when I agreed to take on the power of attorney for her.
Tomorrow, the CPA will visit, and we will work on all the documents that need to be sent before the end of the month. I’ve already organized banking and investment information, and I have most of the other data needed for both our personal taxes, and EMs. It’s a relief to know that I’m ahead of the game.
I plan to visit Elegante Mother on Wednesday, taking groceries. I’ll suggest that the caregiver take a little time to herself while I visit with EM. I don’t envy the caregiver her job; it’s difficult at best.
Thursday……I can hardly wait! I plan to get reacquainted with my sewing machine and finish the seams in two small projects that have been on the design board for months! YES! I love finishing up projects.
The spate of cold weather is breaking. We are expecting warmer weather (above freezing) toward the end of the week. I’ll be happy to have the chance to break up the ice on the front sidewalk before the next storms find their way in.
Happy New Year to you all!

2 thoughts on “Coasting

  1. Happy New Year to you too Buffy and many hugs to you sweetie. You’ve been a busy, busy lady. My wish for you in the new year is that you get a chance to really do more of the things you enjoy…for yourself….like your gardens and your guilts and such. Take care, Joy xo

  2. Joy! How nice to see you! I’ll be right over to wish you early birthday wishes. I hope you have great plans to celebrate your special day. It looks as though I may be able to get things under control so that I can have an occasional day to myself. I sure hope so. I have several projects I’d like to finish, and I’d like to spend some time reworking the gardens.
    Happy Birthday, kiddo!

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