Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Best Laid Plans .... And The Universe

Do you ever feel that your life is at the mercy of other peoples cock ups?

Generally I don't, but sometimes I wonder.

It was just under 3 years ago that I met somechileanwoman and with getting to know one another we realised we had something special and so we made plans to be together. A short few months after we did so the world was coming to terms with the fact the bankers of the world turned out to be members of the union of greedy wankers and that everyone was pretty much screwed. It was then that we realised we had to readjust our plans, dreams and expectations downward.

This we did, it took us time but eventually with hard work we came out the other end. Forgetting the trip that never was, due to car trouble, last year was a good year. It was a year we got our crap together. In the space of a year we made some real improvements in our life. Debts were paid, we moved into a new home and though the winter was a long one we had our tax refund to look forward to.

Ah the tax refund.We dared not dream too high but we waited for our tax specialist to submit it with eager anticipation. After waiting since the end of January, 2 weeks ago we got the result - a nice check of $3921 deposited into our account courtesy of Uncle Sam.

We put some aside into the savings account and celebrated with the rest by buying that much needed new bed and mattress that we had been longing for for sometime. Only now it turns out that our tax 'specialist' might have got it wrong and we might have to give some of it back.

I'm not too worried, winter is finally releasing its grip and my clients are starting to get me back to work on their gardens but I am getting mightily pissed off at money people taking shortcuts.


PurestGreen said...

What an utter pain in the arse. In the last six months I have really sensed how people are feeling financially squeezed here. Petrol and food prices going up, and suddenly there just isn't any money left in the third week of the month. :(

A Daft Scots Lass said...

What a Bitch! Hands off Uncle Sam. Give the couple a break.