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05:28 PM - 03/21/2006

The topic: Catching a break


That’s something I just can’t seem to do.

I took Ciara’s temperature this afternoon.  She has a fever.  Not a big one, but she’s up a couple of degrees.  She’s eating and drinking and I saw her push out a very nice poop (note to self: make an appointment to see if she can go off of pred, not that I’m all that diligent about giving it to her on schedule).  So, I started her on amoxicillan.  If her temp doesn’t drop by Thursday morning, I’ll call the vet.

Then I notice Chandler licking his butt.  A lot.  I try to get a closer look to see what he’s licking.  You know, if it was his butt or his penis (penis would indicate blockage).  It’s his butt and he’s licked it sore.  I thought maybe it was because of fleas (I haven’t treated since December), so I dosed with Advantage (note to self: when you buy the six pack of dog Advantage, it would be a good idea to always leave it in the same place so you can find it and don’t have to go buy more)  (second note to self:  pick up another package of large dog Advantage at the vet’s).  I know he’s got fleas because he’s been chewing on his back…the little scabs are a dead giveaway. 

I tried to look at his butt and he’s very tender.  His butt and his tail.  He did not like me touching it, I’m hoping because it’s so raw.  I call the vet and ask what could make a cat’s butt sore.  I described what he’s been doing.  Liz suggested tapeworms.  Yeah, it could be tapes, since he’s got fleas.  I said I’d give him some Droncit (it’s generic) and watch him.  She said I could also put a little Neosporin on it, but if he doesn’t get better, to bring him in.

Poor kitty cats.

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12:26 PM - 03/21/2006

The topic: Taxes


I’m very frustrated right now.  I installed TurboTax and imported the information from QuickBooks.  Things were going fine until I hit the vehicle section.  I guess we can no longer take depreciation, okay, that’s fine, no problem.  But it’s not taking the cost of fuel and insurance and registration and oil and maintenance, either.  That’s crap!  Just because we can’t take depreciation is no reason that we can’t deduct fuel, especially now with all of those f***ingly greedy bastards that run the oil companies who raise prices when their mothers/wives/daughters have their periods.

So, I figure it’s something I’ve input incorrectly, but this frigging new version of TurboTax ain’t helping me at all.  It’s like “we’ve got the info and you can’t change it….neener neener neener!”


Then Mystie decides she wants to bug the hell out of me.  Cry…cry…

I chase her off, then close out TurboTax and figure I’ll reimport the information.  It won’t come back up.  I hit the icon again.  Still doesn’t start.  Check the task manager and it says I’ve got something like eight instances of TT running.  *sigh*  I hit “restart the computer” and it won’t shut down.  I do what I always do when I’m backed against the wall.

I hit the power button.  So, now it’s rebooting and I’ll try to start from scratch.

You know, this wouldn’t be so gawdawful, but we didn’t make any estimated payments last year.  Brian didn’t want to, I guess he didn’t want the gummint to have our money to play with.


I hate this. 

Well, I guess there is an upside.  I do have more room to spread out this year.

*Deeper sigh*

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