Wife and Mother-in-Law

Wife and Mother-in-Law, Anon, 1888

They say that you marry your mother-in-law. To a prospective groom this is a scary thought. This is probably why this post’s graphic was first published anonymously. I’ll take their cue and not go any further with this thought.

We went to a Federal office building. I was surprised at the security there, which included both a metal detector and armed guards. We ended waiting over an hour to be served. Note to self, make an appointment next time.

We got our Federal income tax refund. It arrived two weeks ahead of schedule. We have to pay the state, but I filed before the forms were available. After being unable to get TurboTax to print the now updated forms, I went to the state’s site and printed them from there. Or at least I tried. The printer ran out of paper and there was no more left in the house. We’ve been experiencing a fair amount of technology issues lately. So, I had to go to the store and buy some. I eventually got the forms printed, so come April 15th all we have to do is write a check and mail in it and the already printed form.

We still have more business with the Federal government. So, it would be nice if it didn’t shutdown again. We’re trying to be as proactive as we can, but some of our tasks have timelines that are too long, to be finished by the next shutdown deadline. It would be nice if a certain party would just agree to disagree and get on with the business of government, which is to serve the people.

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