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....
The 'Kan EWA