After my pleasantly irregular weekend, I have now focused on my next load of stuff going down south.
The wife is again down with a UTI…poor thing. I can’t imagine what that’s like.
I have a follow up appointment at the doc on Thursday to discuss results of recent lab visit.
I was thinking about heading down after the doc visit…get all loaded up Wednesday afternoon, and just hook up the trailer after the appointment. Should be out by ten, putting me in McAllen by 2:30.
While my brother and I were enjoying Saturday morning breakfast at the OST Diner here in town, we were approached by a woman asking if we were voters. As it turned out, she was running for mayor. We each explained that we were not registered to vote in this county, and she pried further until I admitted that I was selling the ranch and moving south.
She seemed interested the ranch, and gave me her number. I noticed her area code was that of Denver metro. Apparently she is currently living in a motor home. She went around to most of the tables with fresh customers waving her flag for mayor.
She was sitting with an older gentleman that I guess was her father, as she mentioned that she had moved back to Denver to “care for her ailing mother”.
Will I call her? Not today.
With rain, rain, and more rain in the forecast for the rest of the week, ’twill severely limit my cargo for any trips down south during the next 10 days…at least anything I don’t wanna cover up with garbage bags. ‘Course, all I have to go on is the Microsoft forecast, and you know what I think about dem apples…
A bit of good news today…I got a call from the CPA’s office, and we are getting a refund! Yes indeed. I was only too happy to hear that news. Still have to pay them, but at least we don’t have to sell our first born into white slavery to pay the IRS this year.
This is how we learn. Pulling money from the 401k is handy, but man, we sure gotta bend over for the IRS penalties.
Not this year.
Speaking of her 401k, she moved it last year from Edward Jones into another fund manager that actually works for us, instead of themselves. Her sister switched first a year earlier, and her account grew like ten grand in one year, so naturally my wife wanted on that bandwagon.
Unfortunately, the wife’s investments have not gone as well as big sister’s, and she’s a little perturbed about it.
I was to understand that once one turns 59 1/2, the distributions are normal and withdrawls are taxed as normal income. But when she took that $35k out for the ranch down payment, we got assfucked and raked over the coals for that…and she was the required 59 1/2…no one has explained that one to me. I’ll have to get back to you on that one.