So, as advertised, I am working a half day today. I am leaving Lexington at noon with Lund (one of the co-ops here) to head back to Rochester. He is hitching a ride with me to pick up a car in Rochester so he isn’t beholden to anyone here anymore. It looks like the weather will be real nice for the drive, and the iPod is all loaded up and ready for the trip.
I paid off my first major debt yesterday, my federal and state income taxes. I didn’t have any money withheld from my unemployment last year so I owed $1200 between the two. It sucks that I am out that money, but taxes are simply part of life, and I’m cool with that…. Of course, being cool with that doesn’t mean I enjoy giving them my money.. :) I have had the checks written for weeks but waited until the 15th to send it.. As far as I’m concerned, if they aren’t going to give me interest on my refund when I overpay I am not going to allow them to collect interest on my money by giving it to them any earlier than I have to.