Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Cold Weather, Taxes, and a Mid-Week Update

Good morning, Dear Ones!

How is everyone this morning? I can't help but wonder how many of my readers are experiencing the effects of this polar vortex and what they've had to do differently to prepare for, and survive, it. 

Here we've not had to do a whole lot different really as we've hardly had any winter weather up to this point, this year, plus, this whole polar vortex thing isn't going to last that long for us anyway. (It's supposed to be in the mid-40's tomorrow and in the mid-60's by the weekend! 😲 Welcome to Missouri!) The main thing we've had to do on this end is just pull out our warmest clothes and check in on family, friends, and neighbors to make sure that everyone is doing okay and not having any issues. So far, so good! Praise God! 💗

This morning's view across the way. ⛄

And, surprisingly, we got snow last night! Not a lot...maybe an inch or so...if that? But, still! It's snow and the ground is covered! I am ecstatic

Yep!!! That's just about right! 😆
The lady boss emailed me yesterday to say that our W-2's were in, so I ran out and picked mine up mid-afternoon and had our taxes filed before supper. Was pleasantly surprised to learn that, since dh turned 65 in December, we were able to get most of our personal property taxes back on state. (Yeah! What a blessing!) When it comes in, we will put the refunded tax money back to pay towards this year's personal property taxes and, the money that we would normally save back towards taxes each month, will now be used towards achieving debt freedom. 

With the bad weather, our oldest granddaughter and I decided to postpone today's lunch date until next week. After I get dressed for the day I will probably venture out to the park to see if I can locate some snowy-backed bison and, hopefully, get some pics. Other than that, I will work on projects here at the house and, this afternoon, I plan on having tea with my oldest daughter. 

That's what's going in my mid-week. What's happening in yours?

Until next time...

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  2. Greetings, Austin, Texas! Glad to hear that you're enjoying the blog and feel free to give a shout out anytime! Thanks for the encouragement! It means a lot! Blessings! <3


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