Monday, February 13, 2017

Hoping Life Gets Back to Normal Soon

Last week was hectic. This week is looking to be the same, but for a whole different reason.

Last week I was hosting the Sizzle and Sass page. I decided to just give up and dedicate my time to Facebook for the week (and ended up forgetting to post here Friday—oops). Did it get me any sales? No, but then I didn’t really expect it to. I did gain some likes on my own Facebook page, so that was nice. I might have even gotten a new subscriber to my newsletter, too.

Because of Facebook, I didn’t get much writing done. Then again, I find it hard to write when Hubby is home anyway. That could change this week if not for one thing:


Yesterday I completed the LLC taxes (Hubby’s formatting business). What. A. Pain. The H&R Block software isn’t as easy as I thought it would be. I tried to file electronically. It said I had to scan some form and add it to the pdf file. Of course, it doesn’t tell you HOW to do that. So the return is getting mailed today.

Next up, the 1040.


I can only imagine the headache this will give me. But the taxes have to be done, so I might as well get them over with and do them this week. And yes, I expect it’ll take me all week. Most of my time will be spent getting the stuff together so I can easily enter it in the software.

I sure hope it’ll be easy.

I really must think about getting an accountant one of these days. I just don’t have any idea how to go about getting one. I’m so afraid of getting ripped off.

Last Tuesday Hubby and I actually made it to the theatre to see “Hidden Figures.” Wow. What a great movie. It’s kind of sad what those women had to go through, though. I’d like to think we’re a different country now, but sadly, I don’t think I can. The “stuff” just shifts. Seems like there is always some group who will be treated badly because of how they look/act.

Whoever said “the more things change, the more things stay the same” got it right, huh?

Hubby returns to work today. Tomorrow he has another doctor appointment where we hope to get some news. Hope it’s some Happy Valentine good news. Sure could use some of that. We just want life to get back to normal.
So... Have you filed your taxes already? If so... I might hate you. Just a little.
Happy Monday!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hidden Figures was really powerful. Still blows my mind people thought like that.
Good luck with taxes. That's why we have an awesome accountant. Math is not my strong suit.

Maria Zannini said...

Every year I hope that we go the accountant route, but every year hubby decides we can do it on our own. It's always 3 hours, a lot of cussing, and aspirin afterward.

We had an accountant when we had our rhea ranch. She was fantastic! We loved her. To find her all we did was ask friends for their recommendations. I don't know why we chose her but she was the best decision we ever made.

JeffO said...

We used to do our own taxes, until we bought a house and started a business. Then, it seemed too complicated. How did we find ours? We asked around.

Fingers crossed for good news for you and the husband!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - You'd think since I have a degree in accounting, I'd have no problem with taxes. But I do. I always did like the manufacturing side of accounting better. Less headaches!

Maria - 3 hours? That's all? It took me that just to do the 1065. Ugh.

Jeff - Yeah, Hubby's business is really starting to be the straw on that old proverbial camel. I still wish he'd have gone the sole proprietor route (Schedule C), but no, he went the LLC route. What a pain.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Glad to see your hubby's doing better (I'm guessing, since he's going back to work?).

I spent last week collecting tax info for our accountant. With five LLC's, one of which sold a rental property, there's no way I could do the taxes. I did do taxes for a friend though, and even as simple as his are, it still took me a good couple of hours. Good luck with yours!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - He's doing a lot better, but it's the not-knowing that is kind of driving us nuts right now.