Yesterday the sun shone. Yesterday the temperature rose above zero, puddles appeared, icicles dripped, and cabin fever dissolved.
I took advantage of the weather yesterday. My downtown appointment offered an opportunity to walk in the sunshine. The trip merited careful planning. The library is four city blocks from the location of the appointment. Leaving the car at the library provided three advantages, a pleasant walk to and from the appointment, a visit to the library shelves, and a voucher from the library to offset the cost of parking.
The arrival of such a wonderful day mediated the pain of dealing with administrative challenges. There have been quite a few of these this week; administrative challenges I mean. A lot of doors seemed to close; many calls were disappointing. However, as my old friend Anita used to say, "When God closes a door, he opens a window." Although her religious beliefs are not my own, I think the concept is broad, and it has stuck in my mind for more than twenty years. Thanks Anita.
The small business tax returns continue to intimidate me. I might have said that accountants continue to intimidate me; but really, only their fees chill the atmosphere. Since I have not found an accountant whose fee I can afford, it would be unfair to implicate these unknown individuals in my horror of taxes.
I struggle on with the forms, calling the government for advice on occasion. My questions are specific to my situation. What is the advice I receive? Ask your accountant!
Eventually I will locate a compassionate government employee, it always happens. Until then, it is a mouse in a maze situation.
I have been staring out the window a lot. Somehow, warmer weather provides the comforting conviction that a window will open. When it does, I will be waiting.
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