I have been crying all morning. Inconsolable weeping, heaving sighs, like a small child. I'm thinking there is something wrong here. I have got some trouble, but I'm not sure the trouble is commensurate with this affect. Oh, who knows, maybe it is.
I got an envelope in last night's mail from the Colorado Department of Revenue and I thought "Dear God, I cannot deal with this - I will quit my job, I will leave my home, I will go be a hobo." Honestly, I just can't deal with one more thing - particularly one more financial thing. And sure enough, it was a bill, due and payable upon receipt - with interest already calculated in. It seems they have discovered that I made an error in 2008. WTF? Do they pay people to just randomly go through tax returns of years past looking for errors? Couldn't they have found this in 2008?
It looks have got a financial perfect storm brewing. Taking cuts in pay three years running while the cost of everything else has increased is a bit disconcerting. All this happening as I am turning 60 years old is a bit sickening. Money has never been the most important thing to me, but I have always liked being able to pay my bills and eat. Oh well.
Here's what I do know:
- I am sober and that is miraculous.
- I like my job most of the time and I am working on some projects that are challenging and fun.
- These projects involve teams that I thought at the time I was putting them together were unusual, now I think they are awesome!
- I never thought it would be a good idea to go hiking in Iran
- My family is all well
- Last night's mail also contained an invitation to my granddaughter's first birthday party
- An awesome half-marathon on Sunday - complete with 3 river crossings - grateful I am a 59 year old who thinks this is a good way to spend a Sunday
- My sponsor and sponsees are beautiful women I love
- My blogger pals are awesome too!
- God loves us all, no matter what we have done or how much money we owe the state.
Have a good sober day everyone.