Thursday, February 24, 2011

Taxes

I usually LOVE taxes. I love doing them, I love getting money back, and I love having a little extra change to buy something fun.

Then I got married and the amount of money I got went down.... Then someone in my family (NOT naming names, since I love him) continued to declare 1 instead of 0 (even though I've asked him for 4 years to change it to 0.)

Anyone want to guess what we owed for taxes this year??

$1,300.00

I am sick.

I guess better than that much money towards vet bills.

Sigh.

In other words I talked to the new trainer today on the phone. My trainer (Giant Warmblood Barn) had told me that he was a man of few words. Boy was she right.

His wife answered the phone and was bubbly and talkative.

Her husband's conversation with me went like this after discussing arrival (still not determined) and price (SO CHEAP! Well, cheap for what I'm getting.)

Me: "Hi, I wanted to discuss my mare and her issues, she has arthritis in her neck, she tore her suspensory, I'm not sure she'll hold up, and I don't know....

Him: "Ma'm, we'll give your horse everything she needs and will take the best of care of her."

He has this calming voice, no wonder the horses love him. He told me that she could go on lay up if she gets injured and that they have a therapy pool to rehab her until she could come home to me.

I still really want to be there the first time she sees a cow. I can't wait to hear how that goes.

7 comments:

Jay Jennings said...

Some how I have been trying to figure out how to place my horses under farm expenses every year. After all they are a livestock loss. Every year the tax guy rolls his eyes and looks in his books anyway.

Denali's Mom said...

Ha ha ha. Honestly, I asked our tax lady 3 times why Denali wasn't a loss. I tried everything, nothing!

SprinklerBandit said...

Ugh. I hate taxes.

Glad the trainer sounds good.

Dom said...

I think I'm getting $17 this year.

in2paints said...

I hate giving the government an interest free loan, but I hate owing them money more. I always claim 0 on my W2.

Sometimes all it takes is a few words to get the job done. :)

achieve1dream said...

That sucks about the taxes. I'm so thankful my husband put down single with 0 this year or there is no way we would have been able to pay in with him injured and out of work for six months. Thankfully we're getting money back that should help us make it through until he can go back to work. I hope things work out okay for you. Money sucks.

I'm glad you like the trainer. I can't wait to hear how things go. I hope you can visit and get some pictures, especially of the cow meeting hehe.

rosewolfkin said...

Tax time is rough. I have a little home business, so we get a good bit back because of that. But it's always a nerve-wracking time. www.timsboots.com