As I write this, my husband is sitting at the kitchen table doing our income tax return. We get a property tax credit this year because of my advancing age-an advantage of marrying an 'older women' that my husband never considered.
Another benefit of being retired (besides all the credits) is that the return is easier to do. As I have usually been self employed or had a small business of some sort, mine has always been a bit more complicated. I paid to have it done for a number of years and then noticed that the preparer was using a computer program. As I often had to advise them of some of the decudtions, I figured I might as well do it all myself. I bought a simple program and did just that.
I am hoping, of course, that my latest business-quilt pattern design, will be successful so I might have to go back to the computer program again. But, if I have to, I have to. It will be a small price to pay for being an international celebrity (If this were an e mail, I would now insert the letters ROTFLOL).
I have been making lists of all the quilt patterns I have designed over the years and I am surprised just how many there are. The designing is the easy part. The hard step is writing the instructions so they can be followed. This is what I am spending most of my time doing.
We have had some great weather the last couple of days. When I took Heidi for her walk yesterday,(if you saw us, you might think it were the other way round) I just kept going. There is a lake about 3 or 4 city block lengths from our driveway and we walked along it for a bit. You get glimpses of it from the road and I noticed that it was still ice covered. It isn't a big lake so I suspect that water should be appearing soon. I may take a walk to our pond today and see how things are progressing there.