March 9th, 2006
Sorry for the lack of updates, I seemed to be on a roll there for awhile. Well, okay, a few days anyway. I was hoping the trend would continue. But at the moment, I am up to my ears in piles of receipts with no end in sight. I have been working on this stuff for hours and hours and days and days and don’t seem to be getting anywhere. I honestly looked at it all when it was in boxes and files and thought, hey, if I buckle down I can get it done in a few days.
There are so many receipts in my office that I had to start making piles on the living room floor, therefore blocking my scooter’s way out until such time I can make room for them in my office again. Therefore not being able to get out and go to the mall. Therefore not being able to get my When-I-work-from-home-my-GOD-I-need-to-get-out-in-the-afternoon Release. Therefore, you know, not being able to get my Jumbo Half Sweet Vanilla Bean with Soy Latte.
Tomorrow those piles will be moved into the dining room if I haven’t been able to clear a path any other way.
A client sent me his tax info to file his returns for 2002, 2003, and 2004. I have been using the same software program to do taxes for many years, and I went to find all my discs because I knew I’d have to reload some years of the program as this hard drive is only a couple years old. They weren’t hard to locate because I recently did a total de-cluttering/organization of my office (Wah! That’s all down the tubes at the moment…) So, there they all are… 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004 and of course I just bought 2005. Where the HELL is 2002???
Oh, oh, and whose bright idea was it for me to decide to become “the” chosen bookkeeper/tax person for musicians, because I love music so much, and figured this would be a way to sort of be involved in the business and help out my faves? Huh? Was that ME? Yeah. Brilliant. Do you know how much
crap paper those guys accumulate?? Do you know that many of them have not filed their taxes for several years? Do you know how far behind some of them are? Do you know how disorganized and careless creative people can be? Do you know how much my head hurts right now?
I had a really shitty day and I’m totally stressed. I was in tears not more than two hours ago; something that should not have been that big of a deal (but still enough to royally piss anyone off, especially someone who has been putting up with this kind of shit a lot lately… I realize I am being vague, but I know who reads this and I can’t get into it!) just sent me over the edge and I ended up bawling like a big baby. I never thought I would hear myself say this, but THANK GOD for AH, he saved me tonight. He called at just the right time and got my mind on other things and made me laugh; then he picked me up to take me to the bank since my other plans fell through. On the way back we stopped at a Tim Horton’s that wasn’t a drive-thru, and as I was about to get out of the car he said “no, I’ll get it” and went in and bought me a large French vanilla/half coffee. It was just a little gesture… but it meant the world to me tonight.
Tomorrow I get to do it all over again.