Thursday, February 09, 2006


Well, the Chows are busy, busy, busy taking care of business. They have a lot going, including filing their tax return. To tell the truth, they have been cranky with each other. Seems there are missing receipts and such and there is a big disagreement over who is to blame. Peet says he had no idea all those lunches down at Manito Park were ordinary and necessary business expenses and if he hadda known, he never would have chewed up the sandwich bag with the receipt in it. Do' says she told him a million times. Do' is also really upset with Sylvie who is trying to depreciate both the dinner dishes and the tennis balls. Sylvie says when you are as successful as she is, you need every deduction you can find. Cleo read something about a stepped up basis and is trying to find a way to step up the basis for playing more ball. And Uncle Bob just plods along, keeping an eye open for what's in it for him. He says he doesn't care how any of it is handled, as long as Sylvie makes his SEP-IRA contribution. He says he would like to retire sometime soon so he hopes those Chows get everything all sorted out and filed.

It's a beautiful day here in The 'Kan and Bellemaison sparkles with winter serenity and quiet. The garden is still save for the comings and goings of both the squirrels and the Chows as well as the birds, chirping over the frozen ice in their birdbath. It's a bright, sunny moment that calendar pictures are made of but a moment that properly resides in my heart, stored for another time, when the dark will not go away....


JBelle
Bellemaison
The 'Kan EWA

7 comments:

Julie said...

Jahn, I just love all your talk about spring coming. It's so much lighter than the way I've been feeling lately. It's like a breath of fresh air. Thanks

stebbijo said...

Yep, tax season is here. I wish Idaho would change their laws so you do not have to file joint as a married couple. This can really hurt a spouse, if the other spouse has 'issues' with an ex regarding child support. It takes/garnishes the income of the excluded step parent. Maybe the Chows could fix this?

Bre said...

I think the chows need to help my hubby, he somehow claimed the wrong thing or didn't have enough taxes taken out and now we owe money! Our accountant friend is trying to see if he can find any more deductions so that we can owe as little as possible. I'm hoping the hubby is pulling my leg a little, sometimes he tells me his paycheck is going to be less than it is so that I'm surprised with extra money when the check comes.

jb3ll3 said...

I'll ask the Chows to research the State of Idaho--but they say that tax law in Idaho is the most antiquated patchwork law they deal with. They don't like Idaho or Montana much. They don't mind Oregon or California or New York state, or Nevada, but Idaho they just groan at....Probably why they are so cranky these days. But I know they'd do anything for you, Stebbs.

jb3ll3 said...

Jules, What a couple of weeks--I came home to read the obituary of our friend's 34 year old daughter, with 3 young boys. Died of breast cancer. Got through that funeral mass and wake. Then got the news of Ken's passing. Spring better come. I'm hanging on by a thread. I always feel much better when I hear from you because YOU have it ALL together....xo

jb3ll3 said...

((BA,)) The Chows are so thrilled about your new job that they would put Sylvie on some more deductions right away. You know her--nothing is out of bounds. If you want me to mobilize the troops, you know where to find me....

stebbijo said...

I talked with some of the antiquated people about child support issues. They said to file an injured spouse form.