Sunday, April 13, 2008

There's been a lot going on

I have been so busy with the everyday doings that I haven't had a chance to update. I worked feverishly a few weeks ago to get my taxes done. I love Turbo Tax :) I spent hours one day collecting all my paper work, adding up receipts and getting everything ready to go. I am happy to say that my refund has already come and is sitting in my checking account! One thing down and out of the way.

Britt's car stopped working about a month ago so I have been lending her my car. She finally bought a car two days ago. That was a long day. I drove off Cape with her after work to pick up the car. Keep your fingers crossed that it is a gem of a car for her. She got a 2005 Honda Civic. I hope it's a good reliable car for her. I now have my car back.

Speaking of my car I had a little "oopsie" about a month ago. I got too close to one of those cement pilings at the gas station. As I was pulling out I scraped the side of my car. There are a couple of spots that are broken. One of the doors might need to be replaced. It goes into the collision shop in two weeks. That will be a nice chunk of change to fix it. I have insurance (along with my deductible) but I am sure I will also be paying an increase in my insurance because of this. I have NEVER been responsible for an accident before. I hate this blemish on my record.

Last Sunday I got a call from my mother. My stepfather passed away unexpectedly. I've been busy making arrangements. My mother and he divorced more than 20 years ago but still remained friends. We've decided to have a memorial service in the fall when all of the family can be together. Today I wrote the obituary and sent it in to the paper. That was harder than I thought it would be and a bit more emotional than I expected.

Goodbye Capt. Pete. We will miss you !

take care,