Well, today is the deadline. I have waited to send my payment until the very last moment. I will write my check and take it to the post office later. This year was a shocker. Normally, what my husband overpays makes up for what I earn in the business. This year there was an error in the number of exemptions he took on his pay. So we OWE!
I don't mind my civic duty to pay my part, but it feels a little daunting when you have to come up with so much all at once! I could do a payment plan, but the little angel on my right shoulder (he looks and sounds ALOT like Dave Ramsey these days) says NO WAY...pay it now, eat some more spaghetti for the month and be done with it.
Honestly, the frustrating part, for me, is that I have many things I would have RATHER done with the money. There are things that NEED to be done like: Build a stall, put up fence, buy a harrow etc....
Then there are things I WANT To do: Paint the upstairs, refinish the floor in the living room (or paint it)
Then there are things I just want want want: This is the hardest to fight. I WANT a horse trailer, I want to show my horse mother's day weekend and thus need show gear...
Okay, Uncle Sam, you win...I will put my wants in my back pocket for a bit and pay you.
Hugs to those also writing checks today....I remind myself that despite her flaws this nation allows me to HAVE a blog in which I can write all sorts of silliness because of my freedom of speech!