When my retirement pay went up a few dollars I thought that is great. But in the wisdom of some they had started taking out less tax. SOOOOO We got hit by a tax bill . Not funny, because it had to be paid, but sometimes it makes a difference whether it is all at once, or a little at a time.
As you have probably guessed, I just finished our taxes.
I cannot remember the whole formula, but I laughed as I went through the mathematical gyrations on Social Security alone. It read:
“Take the amount on line 23. Place it on line 1 (new form) Now divide line 1 by two, place result on line 2. Is line two larger than the figure in (a)? if not, enter 0. If so, subtract. Now multiply line 3 by 85%, that is .85. Place the answer on line 4. Subtract line 4 from line 2. Etc. This was ridiculous.”
Besides that I have a toothache. I went to a dentist in Lake Pannawhatchiekde or Pannasofkee, (whatever). That is a small community 15 miles south of here. Yeah, before you get all uppity, his office is in a trailer. I went there once a few years ago. This time He worked on the tooth for about 15 minutes and did not charge. I could tell he didn’t think he had fixed anything. He just did it to placate me. I thought the tooth was too high and needed to be cut down, so he did.
(This one reminds me on one of my topsy turvy pictures I do for kids. By flipping my rendition over you have a Rabbit!)
So I will ask my sweet wife to call him back Monday to see if he can x-ray it, fix it or pull it. DO SOMETHING! I have enough back teeth; I won’t miss one more at this age. AND SO here I sit, like a nut, eating pretzels on the other side of my mouth, waiting for the vitamin I to take effect (Ibuprophen). I wouldn’t let him pull a front one, but this is a back one, I will still be purty.LOL
Thanks for coming by the log,
1955 Chevy, my all time favorite car. One day I would like to tow one of these behind this motor home.
Heard when this ’55 was new:
'No one can afford to be sick anymore,
At $35.00 a day in the hospital it's too rich for