Life seems to be so full of various competing agendas at the moment that there hasn't been much time to write. About the only thing that's really been able to hold my attention lately is mix making for harri3tspy (whose verbal output lately threatens to sweep me aside). Actually, I've been doing a lot of wandering through my digitized CD collection lately. So much so that I was tempted to call this entry "walking the 670" (for the number of discs in my collection).
My health has been the focus of much of my attention lately. I was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia a few weeks back, and its correction will require surgery. When I mention to this to people, the question "Did you lift something heavy?" inevitably arises. I am told that the best predictor for getting a hernia is if a close relative has/had one. My Dad had his first hernia surgery when he was 39 years old; I turned 39 last December. Good to know that I'm running right on schedule.
I did our taxes about 10 days ago. I feared that we would somehow end up owing several thousands of dollars because of all that money we had to convert and move to make home buying possible. That did not prove to be the case where the Internal Revenue Service is concerned; state and local taxes and mortgage interest payments effectively canceled capital gains, making for a $70 tax refund. We weren't as lucky with state taxes -- we owe a couple thousand dollars there. So, we're increasing the amount of state taxes we get withheld in each paycheck and hope for the best for next year.
on 2008-03-26 at 10:29 p.m.
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