April 17th, 2006

Fish-Fred

Tax break

Took a break from LJ remodeling updates to get the taxes done. I got them printed out about 11:00 last night, then got up this morning and checked them before e-filing the Federal return and heading to the office with the 4 envelopes with the checks (Federal and State 2005, Federal and State 1st quarter estimateds for 2006). Collapse )

Having been good about the estimated payments for 2005, I didn't even have to fill out the form to try to avoid a penalty--I'd paid enough of what I owed during the year. That's the goal: pay enough to avoid a penalty, but also avoid giving the government an interest-free loan.
Fish-Fred

Back to the kitchen work

No one worked last Friday, which was a disappointment because I'd hoped to meet the construction supervisor, Tyson. But his child had a half-day at school for Good Friday, so he was off. Friday afternoon I did go meet the contractor at a lumber yard to pick out a new exterior door. I got there first and found a door that I liked, mostly on the merits of the amount of glass it had--three high panes, but low enough that I could see who was at the door.

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I'll update the picture pages later. Must get back on my early bedtime, so I can be up and showered before the work crews show up.