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January 2019
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Bruce [userpic]

After my last (real) post I... went back to bed.

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned what's going on, but if not: I need to do my taxes (who doesn't? Well, apart from those who already have). Mine are relatively complex, not just because of the businesses, but also because of the house foreclosure last year, and a largish settlement.

I have no idea how any of that will turn out, or even if I'll be able to figure out how to do it (especially the house). Add to that the fact that I haven't... exactly... been paying the feds and state their quarterly pounds of flesh...

And have almost nothing in the bank right now...

Let's just say it's a scary period for me. timenchanter has been gracious enough to offer to loan me whatever I might need to pay off the ravening wolves, but I haven't yet figured out what that is.

And, as an accomplished procrastinator, I've been able to almost completely avoid actually investigating the subject. The most I've done is buy TurboTax. It's sitting next to my desktop.

So. Yesterday was going to be a major "work on that crap" day for me, because (1) Tuesdays are frequently my only fully free day of the week, and (2) If Timmie were to write me a check, it would likely have a two-week hold slapped on it.

So, after sleeping until near midnight, an overly expensive dinner at TGIFriday's, hanging around in my room, and yet more sleep, I can proudly proclaim that I still haven't done a damn thing on the subject.

Though it probably had something to do with the vividness of the nightmares...

And I'm, uh, getting some laundry done. That counts for something, right?

I'll be climbing in the shower shortly, and generally getting ready to head to the Hamptons. I'll probably seem a little distracted. I'll likely be more than a little drunk.

Current Location: The Duplex
Mood: lethargiclethargic

As a recovering procrastinator myself, I have an idea how you feel.

You just have to ask yourself what's worse? Knowing how bad it is, or dreading how bad it might be.

The sooner you get it done the sooner you can get over it and move on to the next thing. I don't mean to lecture you but avoidance is never a good tactic. it usually turns difficult tasks into insurmountable obstacles. I have a friend who makes so much money every year and has so many different investments that the IRS feels obligated to audit her every year. My faather was not looking forward to doing his taxes this year cause the paers and magazines he doesn freelance work for are really bad about sending out the W-2's ontime. Luckily he had kept all his pay stubs but add that together with his investments, social security, unemployment, homeowner tax and all the other stuff it was a bear to tackle. At least Turbo tax made it easier and I didn't have to tip toe around him sitting at the kitchen table grumbling about the government as he crunched the numbers. I believe he's actually getting a few things back.