Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Always behind the 8 ball

It is April 15, and normally I would be frantically picking up tax docs from the tax prep people and then rushing over to the post office to stand (and stand) in line in order to ensure that my taxes were in fact delivered on time. This year, I filed my taxes online. And, in case you didn't notice, I said "I." Yes, people. Watch out for flash floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and the like today. Hell must have frozen over. Mrs. "numerically challenged" did the family taxes this year. And she did them by herself. And she did them a week early.

Of course this day (and the intervening week) couldn't be filled with peace. No time to revel in my euphoria. Poetroad has a 20 page paper due today. You remember what happened when his last paper was due in March, don't you? We didn't sleep the preceding week, and we worked on that paper up until the very last second before the stroke of midnight - right before he had to click "send" to ensure the the paper would be submitted on time. Perhaps I'm exaggerating a bit, but mostly I'm accurately describing the scene. And when I say "we," I mean to say that I edited the paper (You know how harsh I can be in my editing, right friends? Sometimes it sucks to be married to or friends with an English teacher.) and formatted the bibliography page. Which would be easy if Poetroad would stick to the minimum number of resources required for this research paper (six). But of course he used no less than four times that. I'm not kidding. You thought I was the only obsessive compulsive person in this family?

Anywho... back to work for me...

3 comments:

Ch@ndy said...

i was wondering where you were. glad you are not sick or anything.

pjd said...

I have a friend who once actually begged and pleaded with a post office guy at the airport post office ten minutes after midnight to postmark it the previous day. The guy did it for them. It was a grant proposal. They got it in "on time" but didn't get the grant. I think the post office guy could have lost his job, but he didn't seem too bugged about it.

pjd said...

Yeah, what? You been hanging with Ch@ndy, so neither of you is posting anything? Too bad, you've been tagged. Have fun with it.