Taxed and Tired

My how the weeks scoots by… four or five days fly by and no posts get made. Well, let’s remedy that.

I’ve put up the trim, blocked the hole above the electrical panel, and finished the ceiling in the closet for the craftroom project. That was yesterday’s project. We’ve decided to go with mirrored closet doors to keep the room bright, but I’ll pick those up next week, along with a sheet of plywood to redo that back shelf.

addition of 1/4-round on the floor
in the closet as well

Today, I managed to get all my paperwork together and get the taxes done, with a little help from the H&R Block website. I had a minor issue getting logged into the healthcare.gov website to get my 1095-A, but eventually it let me log in. So that was a thing. Anyway, I’m happy to report that I’m now impatiently waiting for my refund check to arrive. I don’t know that they do any better job than any of the other tax services, but I’ve used them for years and I’ve never had an issue or had to cut the government a check. So, I guess that’s an endorsement of their product.

Killian is doing well. Oh, who am I kidding, from the moment she got home she was right back to all her kitten nonsense… as if nothing had ever happened. Honestly, if her side and belly wasn’t shaved, I’d never know that she’d had surgery. She is certainly not behaving like an animal in recovery. I don’t think I was quite so frisky after my operation.

I edited up one Truckcast this morning and I have another recorded, so you have that to look forward to. I also have a video ‘hot take’ on the price hike for Amazon Prime. It’s not arohenTV worthy, but I’ll throw it up here next week.

Saturday night, the youngest had a tire blowout on the Spirit. I had to go out and rescue him with the jack and the tire iron. Getting the spare out was a treat, as I don’t think it’d ever been out and the threaded knob was frozen solid with rust. Judicious application of the sledge-hammer took care of it though 🙂 He never would have gotten it out of there, even if he did know how to change a tire… The spare lasted about half a day before it went bust. So I ended up getting a whole set of tires from Discount Tire (I didn’t replace the spare, though. I’m a risk taker like that.). Not an expected expense, but you’ve got to realize, things like this will happen with a 22-year old car. I took Lady Ronn with me, it was almost like a date. There is just nothing quite like changing a tire on the side of a busy freeway. Big Fun.

Lastly, I have one remaining project for my Electrical Controls class to finish up for Monday. Four out of Five’s not bad. So that’s what I’m going to do for at least part of the day.

You’re all caught up now.  Whew!