a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Monday, April 16, 2012

Nothing........


........like waiting to the last minute to get your taxes done. We have a 7 p.m. appointment tonight to get them done. Thankful we have until April 17 this year to file.

My "N' today was suppose to be "noise" as in "geesh its going to be noisy for the next few days" because we are getting a new roof. However, with the recent rain we have had, they had to move out the project a few days so that messed up my "N" plans. It also messed up my "Q" plans a few days later because "Q" was going to be for "quiet" as in "I'm so glad they are are done with the roof." But I think "Q" will be interesting nonetheless.

Another "N" word I recently discovered or rediscovered perhaps is "Nap". I sure am enjoying taking a Sunday afternoon nap these days. Can't understand why little ones resist their naps. Wouldn't you just love someone telling you that you had to nap a few hours daily? I know I would :)

(Thanks for sticking with me with this challenge; we are more than halfway over!!!!)

27 comments:

jack69 said...

Since we are putting a roof on our house in Catawba heights today, or finishing, I had to laugh at the noise. The renters had to put up with the noise for two days, it is a small house.
WOW, roofing materials have went up 300% since I last was in business.
Love from this side of the USA!

Melanie said...

Hi, Betty,
I hope all goes well with your taxes, and that your roof work gets finished quickly!
Yes, I love naps!
Have a great week. :)

Shelly said...

I hear ya- my hubby finished our taxes late last night. I guess when you have to pay instead of getting a refund, there's not a sense of urgency in getting it done!

Lynn Proctor said...

yes, i am right there with you, concerning the napping---we took a 5 hour nap yesterday--due to a church youth lock-in where we did no sleeping hardly---good luck with the roof!

Jeanie said...

Well, there is nothing better than getting the taxes done for another year. I hope your appointment went well.

Chatty Crone said...

You Have To Take a Nap Everyday!

Does that count? Lol.

The older I get the more naps I take - I stay up to late and still have to get up. Therefore I'm tired so later I take a nap.

Love,sandie

lizy-expat-writer said...

Popped in from the A-Z and your comment "more than half-way over" gave me some cheer. Been feeling a bit down about it - pages views down etc - and needed a smile!
http://lizy-expat-writer.blogspot.com.es/

Editor and Publisher Shelly Burke said...

The A to Z Challenge has been...a challenge, but a good one!

RE: Nap--I schedule a nap every Sunday afternoon and like you, don't know why babies resist.

Good luck with the roof!

Linda B. said...

Hope tonight goes well with the tax man, especially if more complicated this year. Wondered about the rainstorms, saw a photo showing several lightning strikes by famous CA bridge. Hope Koda's not too uncomfortable with the upcoming roofing noise. Pleasant dreams!

Brenda Youngerman said...

NOW this post does not seem to be nothing to me :)
Hope tax prep wasn't too painful!
Have a good week

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You do sound like someone I know, they always wait till the last minute to file taxes because they have to pay and don't want the government to have their money one second more that they have too. They are such a bother anyway. It seems they take money out of every cent we earn so why not just be done with it...I know some get money back so it's to their benefit. Now that I'm retired I'm done with taxes. Don't make enough to declare any more and I'm a happy camper about that one for sure! Enjoy that Quiet before the Noise begins...Have a wonderful Monday!

Funny in My Mind said...

my husband has been gathering receipts and being cranky (maybe it's his shoulder too) so I know it is tax time

we might get money back, if so I am getting my new floors!

ahhh the nap, I know it well and I take one every Sat. after work

JosephAlsarraf said...

LOL! The rain ruined my bike plans for this week and possibly next, the dirt on the ant hills take along time to dry. Sorry about your roof, I hope it gets fixed, can't wait for Q! : )

Betty WSch. said...

You should move to Paraguay then, over here we take a nap every day. :)

Nel said...

I love your N post...nothing! lol. We just got the call from our tax man this morning he got ours done. Yeah we are getting a refund. Not enough to put a roof on our house in Arkansas but maybe enough to get started. I know roofing is probably high, it's been a long time since I have done anything with it. Can't wait for Q.
until next time... nel

Rita said...

Your noise days will be coming soon enough. Glad you got a nap day instead. :)

Intense Guy said...

I put mine off until last week.

For some reason it just wasn't "getting done" this year as I'm usually done by March 1.

I suspect I resented the poor quality government my money was paying for...

TARYTERRE said...

This made me smile. my hubby always does ours at the last minute too. I remember too well the sound of getting a new roof. Nerve racking for sure. QUIET is how I like things around here, too. And as for naps, being a night owl, I never quite catch up on my sleep, so I've been known to take one in the middle of the day. LOL ENJOY yours. take care.

Michelle said...

I napped quite a bit over the weekend, and it felt GREAT!

Judy said...

Sure can't take a nap when it's noisy, so enjoy that a rain!!

Bica said...

I am SO stressed until our taxes are done. If you're the same, you'll feel a huge sense of relief tonight after they're done. (Well, unless you owe a lot of $$). I like your use of "N" for nap, too.

Caroline said...

Hope all goes well w/ taxes & Yay for a new roof.
Today I feel like I could use a Nap.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You made me giggle. Funny how children resist those naps when they can really be enjoyable.
Hooray for the new roof. My husband likes to wait until the last minute for taxes but not usually this late!

SweetMarie said...

Hope everything goes well with the roof and taxes. Don't miss your naps. :)

Jenny Woolf said...

I would prefer to exchange Noise for Nap anyday! :)

Toriz said...

Gotta love a good nap! :)

Martha said...

Sorry I'm just getting here, better late than never! I can't nap and if I do I feel horrible when I get up and then I can't get to sleep at night either so I avoid those naps like a toddler!

Good luck getting the roof finished before Q!