Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Um hello? Is this the IRS? :)
A few days ago I was reviewing our checking account on line when I noticed an additional amount in our checking account over what my husband said he was depositing. My glee was short lived when I looked across and saw that it was a deposit from the government because I realized that we had already gotten our refunds from both the federal and state governments.
I concluded that they erroneously deposited someone else's refund into our account and now I would have to call the IRS to ask them to please take their money back. Ya know...even though it was the right thing to do...something just felt so fundamentally wrong about that.
Um hello? Is this the IRS? You deposited $1200.00 into our checking account and as much as we'd like to ... we just can't keep your money. Can you please take it back?
My husband came home shortly after that and so I told him about the erroneous deposit into our account and that I was going to call the IRS. Then as he opened his mouth to respond the heavens opened and a light shined over him as he said, "That IS our money! That is the stimulus rebate check."
And with those words ...everything was right in the world again. :)
THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!!
Our oil tank is down to an eighth of a tank. I was hoping we could slide by with warmer weather but we do need it to heat the hot water and it's been chilly. So...I am wondering...should we try to hold out for some really hot weather in hopes that the oil price would drop or should we get it now because prices are climbing regardless of the warmer weather? What to do... what to do?
I know someone that just paid $1,500.00 to put oil in their tank at $4.44 a gallon! I went on line yesterday and found someone that would deliver 150 gallons at $4.11 a gallon but I will call around for the best price.
These prices are tough on everyone but I especially feel sorry for people on fixed incomes or people that are strapped financially for other reasons. I know it doesn't look good but I am believing these prices WILL get better.