Did I tell you that I spent several hours on Sunday doing our taxes? Ughhh yeah, I did, and I finally got them in. We sent them off Monday morning.
Luckily we are each expecting refunds! I don’t know how we did it, but if I filled everything out correctly it looks like we’ll be getting a combined total of just a little more than $3000 in tax refunds!
The only problem is – this isn’t on this years taxes! I was sooooo sick last year I never did do the taxes when they were due. Yeah I’m bad, slap my hand. Hey I was home sick and not earning any income, and Chris had been sick and off work for a period of time that year as well when we thought he had a rare heart problem. There was no way I was going to come out owing taxes!
So yeah, I’ve still got 2006′ taxes to do too, but with any luck we’ll get a refund on that one too.
Two weeks ago, I made a lot of money in one day through some work on the net. A lot of money. Chris got all excited and started talking about this special piece of equipment he wanted to get for his guitar. It only costs $500. I wasn’t thrilled. The money I earned that day could pay off a lot of bills and keep us sitting above water for a while. So I told him we’d wait and see how our finances are when I do get paid that money and if we’re really in good shape he can get his new toy.
Well I guess our tax windfall on Sunday got him thinking about more guitar equipment because he was searching the internet yesterday for a special peddle for his acoustic guitar. This new item on his wish list is only $250.
Gee thanks Chris … I haven’t even thought of anything that I’d like to get – other than totally debt free. It’s not like he’s whining that he wants these things, but he is making a list. LOL
So I made a deal with him. When I get paid that big windfall that I made a couple of weeks ago we’ll hold on to it, or use some of it to pay bills if we have to. We’ll wait and see if the tax refund that I calculated for our 2005 taxes really is just over $3000 and if it is, he can use about half of his share of the refund to get his new toys. See I’m smart. His list is up to about $700 to $800 now and that’s about half of what his tax refund is supposed to be. Ha!
Guess what he did when I said that? He got back online and started cruising through the free auctions looking for guitar equipment. I’m ok with him finding the items that he’d like to get for lower prices, but I’m worried that he might find something else to add to his wish list.
If, when I do our 2006 taxes, it turns out that we’re going to get another decent refund, I might get another laptop. No I don’t need one. Not really. I’d get it for Chris to use. We both want to use the laptop when we’re sitting watching TV in the evenings. Trouble is, with only one, we can’t both us it can we?
It looks like if things keep going our way financially Chris is going to have a good year.