Yes, there are times when you have to admit when you’ve in over your head, but I don’t think it usually happens twice in such short order!
Thursday I sat down with Turbo Tax to do our taxes. We had had them done by an accountant for many years, but, hey, we were retired now, so how hard could it be?
But, I DID put off doing them, probably because I was unsure of myself. So anyway, I ended up with about two weeks to get them done — plenty of time to do some simple “retireee’s” taxes, right?. Well, “retirement” brings all kinds of new wrinkles with it, that I had no idea how to handle.
So, after a couple hours I went outside where Hubby was “staying out of my way while I did the taxes,” by doing the spring cleaning in the yard. I walked up to him and said, “I’m calling Bill.” He said, “Okay.” But, then he said, because he’s always the optimist, “But, you know it’s probably too late to get him to do them for us.”
Well, that put some pep in my step! I hadn’t thought about not being able to just dump this mess on Bill! So, I immediately went in and called him, and, thank you, God, he said to bring the stuff over. I am so relieved. Crisis averted.
Then yesterday, I received cute pictures from our granddaughter that I decided, without any reasonable expectation that I could actually DO it, to post them here for you to see. Well, you know how THAT turned out. The post looked lovely when I looked at it, but apparently none of you could see the pictures! I have spent several hours trying to put the pictures on in a way you could see them, and I just can’t figure it out. So, I’ve “unpublished” that post, and I’ll keep working at a way to do it.
So, I think we could safely say the “theme” for my last two days could be “UNCLE!” As in, “I give up!”
But, I remind myself, there are lots of things I CAN do, so I’m not going to stress over the things I can’t.
I thank God for the people in my life, like Bill, who do for me the things I can’t do for myself.