This time of year is time for many of us to do taxes. It is not my favorite thing to do. Fortunately, I am somewhat obsessive about keeping track regularly on my computer of expenditures.
I print out the year from my check book and cash expenditures. Check.
I print out the year from my office receipts. Check.
I start looking for all the other paperwork. Not so check.
This is where I have to depend on other people. The members of my family who swear that they have given me whatever paper it is that I am currently looking for (the spousal division). Or look at me with that blank stare that tells me that they have no idea what I am talking about (the high school division).
I spent 4 days last week looking for a 1099 that my husband swore he had given me. I cleaned the entire surface of my desk. That’s the silver lining. I didn’t find it. I asked him to look for it at home. He found it in less than 5 minutes.
Yes, he is still alive. No, you may not inquire about my blood pressure.