Sunday, April 10, 2011
We checked our tax returns and there was an error - so, we owe the Feds slightly less and will get slightly back from the State. Since I do not want to waste my time and gas to go to the post office this week - I decided to put too many first class stamps on the envelopes and mail them from home. I used 5 stamps each - but remember, I get 10 stamps a month for being a mail decoy and it sure is worth it to me. My husband called the realtor this past Friday to let her know that we are thinking about withdrawing our offer - and she contacted the bank. They said they would expedite their review. We shall see. We had a wonderful lunch today - left over potato soup and chicken salad sandwich made with bits and pieces - and fresh herbs growing indoor and outdoor right now. Both were delicious - according to my husband and daughter :) Back to the stamps - it takes a bit of effort, but having little and large streams of income coming in from more than one source is comforting. In the big scheme, the stamps I get may not pay for a lot - but for me, I report the magazines in time I am not doing anything else - during lunch or later in the evening or while waiting for my daughter. But these stamps make my life a bit less costly - we pay most of our bills on-line, so, the stamps are used to mail our refunds/rebates, our taxes :), and holiday cards at the end of the year. Saves me trips to the post office too - and now-a-days, gasoline is a factor. In other news, today is a sunny day - and the seeds I planted last week have sprouted. Hopefully, instead of buying salad greens from the grocery every week, I will be able to pick some myself.