Well we sent our taxes on the 17th january this year..yes via snail mail as it's the only way we can do it without it costing us over $300 plus to get them done.....it is now 25th sept and we haven't even heard if they have them..nothing is logged into their computer when we check online...I'm not going to chase it up..the last lot from 2019 & 2020 were just completed this year and was a nightmare...so we will wait and see what happens will see if they eventually get to them...I usually send them where they have to sign for them as it is very personal information and we don't live there and if someone gets a hold of the info then they could use it and we would never know....but still haven't heard from them!! the IRS has got to be one of the most incompetent places we have dealt with since covid started
Archive for September, 2022
My mom has now moved to the city and living with a friend until we find her a house to move into...it is so hard at the moment but her lease was up and her doctor wanted her closer. My nephew has not been at school much this year which has affected him...he was to lethargic to go and just started not caring about school...which was sad because he loved school, is so bright and was a great student..well he has been here a month now and we had a meeting at the school on friday as he has decided he wants to get back into his schooling so he can graduate next year (his final year at school), the school is happy, this month he has missed 2 days and that is because he was at the hospital and spent the next day recovering and they have written up a plan for him and he is determined to do everything they need him to do...They still have a couple things to get put in place...but we are so happy that he is putting in the work and getting back on track...
This is the last week before school holidays, we do it a little different here, we have 10 week terms and then have 2 weeks off between terms, except in summer when we have 6 weeks off...I like it this way...gives everyone a break...my nephew says he will spend those 2 weeks catching up on his school work...but the good thing is it is spring here so I can so more yard work and all our vegies are starting to grow...I planted pototoes in bags today...have never grown them so will be interesting to see if they grow or not...going to try and grow sweet potatos as well.
I know it's not what people want to hear but the US$ has been dropping over here which means the money we make in the US converts to more here so will be able to add extra money to our ice and CC...
I wrote up a post but it looks like it has disappeared...so a small catch up my nephew is doing great here had a couple days off school as he was sick and ended up in the ER, he took himself as he was on his way to school when he almost collapsed...did everything himself, he ended up having a sinus infection and he clenches his jaw so much that his whole jaw was in pain and was having headaches...also took him to the dentist as they thought the jaw ain could h ave been his wisdom teeth coming through...it wasn't (it was the clenching jaw) and we found out he needed several fillings...so we booked him in for his first lot, they say they need 2 more appts and it should only cost my mom $106 out of pocket...so that was nice, over here the govt will pay $1026per child per year to go to the dentist...so that helped a lot...we asked why he had so many fillings he brushes twice a day and doesn't eat a lot of junk food and they said it was probably his lack of eating/diet....one of the reasons he moved in with us was he wasn't being fed. But he is doing great now, eating a lot, putting on some weight, has more energy, going to school everyday (except when sick) and is much happier.
My mom came down earlier in the week for a couple days...she is so much more relaxed seeing how he is going and looking now so she is finally relaxed enough to focus on herself and her move...she will move tuesday back down to the city and stay with a friend until we find a place for her to live..hopefully won't be long.
We are spending more on food with a teen in the house but that is okay, all bills are paid and even managed to put $400 on the CC...will take a few months to get it paid off again but we will eventually...I'm not going to stress about it...working on that and getting my ice acct back up.
Well nephew has been here 2 weeks and is doing well...eating well, I forgot how much teenage boys eat..but he is putting on some weight and feeling much better, he is sleeping well and hasn't missed a day of school in 2 weeks..he is much happier within himself and my mom is feeling so much better and not as stressed, she will be down tomorrow for a couple days then back home to finish packing then move down to the city next tuesday...just need to organise storage this week and it will all be done. Hopefully we will find her a house in th next few weeks.
Have had a couple of warm days before the rain hit again so was able to plant some of our seedlings into one of our garden beds will do the rest this week...they have grown so well...in a couple more weeks we will plant some more seeds so we have them going all spring/summer...our back grass really needs to be mowed but we have huge tree that blooms with flowers for about 4-6 weeks...it attracts hundreds of bees everyday...they are in the tree and also as the flowers fall they go onto the ground so we will wait till the flowers disappear and then do it...don't want to hurt any of them.
All bills have been paid for the month, we will just need to keep extra for some groceries and gas ( will do that this week) and then start adding some to our ice acct and CC debt...
Not much else going on...hope everyone has a great week