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June 22nd, 2016 at 06:21 pm

I'm worried about Waldo. Made an appointment with the vet for tomorrow afternoon, but I'm not at all sure I'll get a chance to grab him and put him in the carrier. All I get is one shot and after that he'd be too terrified to let me near him.

I finally got him to eat a few small mouthfuls tonight by sharing my Alaskan wild sockeye salmon, his favorite meal.

If you remember I mailed a letter to someone on the board of directors at Masonicare asking him to intervene on my behalf with all the people over there who allowed this outstanding bill for the month to month rental of the wheelchair they lost.

He did promptly send my letter to the president of Masonicare, who in turn contacted a certain someone at Masonicare in my town and magic has happened. Today I got an emailed letter which I'd requested stating that I'm not responsible for this bill. They also said the amount past due would be paid this week.

He was pretty nice and I was very appreciative. I'm sure I have few fans at Masonicare becus I raised such a stink, but if I hadn't, this 6-month-long saga would have continued even longer. I need to move on with my life.

Yesterday someone came over to the house to look at my garage sale leftovers and bought a few things, so my total now for the sale is $130. I brought some items to Good Will this a.m. on my way in to work and put some things in the trash as well.

There is so much more still in garage, but I need to stop and figure out how to dispose of it. No rest for the weary.

I got a heads up on an upcoming assignment at work I'm actually interested in, that will engage me. Writing 2 white papers for the bank's Healthcare sales team. To be perfectly frank, writing direct mail stuff (letters and emails, mainly) is not that challenging, and the marketing stuff, well, I've done it for years. I like something i can dig my teeth into and takes some writing finesse.

The baby robins have finally hatched. The ones in the nest just outside the sunroom and directly above my new sitting area on the paver driveway. I've tried to avoid that area entirely so as not to alarm them, but chipmunks, known to eat bird eggs and even fledglings, live nearby. But anyway, they are very, very quiet. I hear crows overhead every morning, and they of course would kill them. So it must be a survival instinct.

It takes 2 weeks to fledge and so I've marked my calendar to watch when that happens so I can prune some shrubs in that area, hang 3 macrame plant hangers I bought a while ago and use my blower to clean all the fallen leaves there.

I can't really look at the nest from inside the sun room without them seeing me as I peer from behind the blinds, which I lowered to give them privacy and so the cats wouldn't freak them out. I left one blind up just a little so I can periodically check on them but I don't have a great view.

Yesterday I got the state of CT estate tax return from accountant (or his assistant) and there were 3 different careless mistakes I caught, any of which would have surely caused the probate court to reject the filing and cause delays. One was to list and count my mother's condo as an asset upon death when I had already sold it months earlier, thus greatly increasing the size of total estate (and my probate fees). The 2nd mistake was not checking one question "no" in a series of questions that were all marked "no." The 3rd was using a form for people who died in 2011! Geez.

Becus we were just days away from the deadline, I decided to run down to the court to hand-deliver it in person.

Now I have to wait until mid-July to file the next form.

I am toying with the idea of getting 2 or 3 quotes for central air conditioning, although I hadn't planned on doing that this year, or even at all, necessarily.

6 Responses to “Wednesday ”

  1. Carol Says:

    Hope Waldo is okay. Our first batch of robins fledged, but there's lots of new activity in the same big bush-- can't see inside like last time though.
    Good about the wheelchair, finally!
    You are tempting me with the air conditioning !!!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    That's great news from Masonicare!

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    No rest for the weary indeed! But that's promising news from Masonicare. Fingers crossed they follow through.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Hope Waldo is OK.

    Hope Masonicare gives you good news as well.

    You have been super busy!

  5. Dido Says:

    Glad Masonicare is settled and you can forget about the hassle! Good for you for proofreading the return and catching the errors....lots of people never do. Multiple pairs of eyes on a return is always a good thing. Most CPA firms do have two pairs of eyes, a preparer and a reviewer, tho if its a very small office the preparer may review him/herself. I serve as a second pair of eyes for our clients' returns and I probably catch an error on about 15% of the returns. Not a huge rate but more than one would like to see especially given that I should really be the third pair of eyes on the return.

    I hear you on central air...something I fantasize about!

  6. PatientSaver Says:

    Yes, Dido, I thought it was pretty bad to make those kind of errors. So obvious; I think it was the assistant and she was in a hurry. There was no apology when I pointed them out.

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