April 2005 Archives

a couple of weekends ago i went with jennifer and her kids to the george ranch south of sugarland. they were having re-enactments of the runaway scrape during the day, then in the evening the failed mier expedition and black bean incident. ("what's all that then?", you ask -- time to bone up on your Texas history, you cretin.) the day was beautiful and there was a lot of open land and the 1930's george ranch house had a great two-sided wrap around screened porch. a lot of it reminded me of my grandfather's house in art, Texas (except my family was a lot poorer than the george family so the house is much smaller and only one story). it really brought back how nice it is to sit on a porch on a nice day looking out at trees and fields and just doing nothing. i need to help get that house fixed up. then i need to figure out how i can live there or at least live closer to it so it's convenient to visit. anyway, here's a song that sort of fits in with all of this...

i would say "good news, bad news" but...

friday i was getting nervous i hadn't heard from my attorney about the court date monday (like...you know, what to wear or not wear, where to go, what to do, what to say or not say, etc.). so i was about to call him up when my phone rang and it was him -- turns out tamara's attorney called him and wanted to move the court date because she/they want to try and come to an agreement before going to court. i'm not sure what caused this to happen or what's going on with tamara, but hopefully it'll bode well for me feeling like i am coming out of the situation treated fairly as far as money goes. who knows?

it also appears i may be a vigilante. i was unable to get my taxes filed on time. first, i learned i couldn't e-file because i live in a community property state and was married filing separately. second, after printing everything and writing the check out and putting it all in the envelope, i learned the automated postal system at the post office by my house was temporarily out of service. not knowing where another post office was, i went back home and decided to call and pay by phone while filing for an extension. unfortunately you have to know your adjusted gross income from the last year, and all of my documents are at the lawyer's office. so then i went to usps.gov and looked up locations and drove to a place where i didn't find any post office. so then i tried to go from memory to another one i saw on the website, which i couldn't find. defeated, i went back home. i decided to call and file for an extension and pay $0, which means late fees and interest penalties. but i got a confirmation for an extension...not sure if that matters or not since i'll be paying fees anyway, but i got one. *shrug*

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