Ouch in the Pocketbook

Well, it hurt like hell but today I paid gobs of cash to the government. While it was really nice to get things done today, taking the equivelant of several months salary and putting into someone else’s pocket still sucked. Couldn’t I have just danced a gig, or been put in a room full with nothing on TV but stupid reality shows?

Guess they don’t work that way. Oh well, at least I know I’m doing my part to keep the roads maintained, the electricity flowing, the cost of renewing your drivers license rising, and all that good stuff.

Now I have the leftovers to play with. Or not, depending on how boring and non-dreaming I feel 😐 What do I want and what do I need? Technically I don’t need anything. Air, water, food, a little bit of shelter (I’m a wimp), but not much else.

Actually this weekend has been pretty productive. Had a nice little mini-lan party on Friday with Dana and Neil and Sean, followed by a hockey game watch (2-1 loss for the boys, bummer 🙁 ). Since things were moved back after we finished lanning, and there were only three people over, there was virtually no clean up to do. The house was cleaned Friday morning anyway, but still it was nice to go to bed with a clean place. Took recycling bottles back, did shopping, paid the accountant, had lunch, lots of stuff.

When taking back empties I discovered something. Either I’m a pathetic drinker, or they pay virtually nothing for a refund. I finally took back the two bags full of empty beer, wine and pop bottles that were sitting under the counter for…. well, ages now. I figured there was enough there to put me up say, $20-30. I’m not a big drinker by any means, but this was the accumulation of every can we’ve saved for recycling since we moved in I think. What did I get back? Just over $5. Bah.

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