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Sunday, January 28, 2007


I had a very busy day yesterday. I put off everything I had to do during the week and just had to do them yesterday.... Chores, errands, etc. I went to the bookstore and bought a new cook book...."One Pot Meals". I'm always looking for short cuts. I found this recipe for beef stew and made it last night...and although it was a completely different recipe from my Mom's, it turned out to be deliscious!!!! It had shitake mushrooms, orange rind, burgandy cooking wine, plum tomatoes and of course, beef.....what a taste it had, if I must say so myself. I love making stews during the winter.

On another note, I was in the state of panic all week because I asked my accountant two weeks ago to mail my tax return papers (from last year) to me and as of Friday I hadn't received them!

He swore he mailed them to the right address and insinuated it was my fault for having him mail them instead of me picking them up. All sorts of things went through my mind. Someone out there was going to become me! Steal my idenity!! OMG...I've made it this far in life without this! I asked everyone I knew what I should do. Advise was given to put fraud alerts on all my credit cards and my social security number (my hub is involved too, I didn't tell him about this yet). But you know something, deep down in my heart I just had a feeling that this was going to alright. I don't know where that feeling was coming from.

So yesterday I drove to the accountant's office to pick up the "duplicates". He come out of his office and in a sheepishly low voice says "it was my fault". I asked him to repeat that please a little louder. Seems he wrote the wrong address on the envelope.....and it was returned to his office. I was so relieved but I really wanted to kill him! The jerk! And for him to actually imply that I was the dope to have them mailed in the first place! Well, we know who we won't be using as an accountant anymore.

To borrow from Michael C: The thing I learned this week: "not to ask my accountant to mail anything to me and to stop myself from commiting murder."


Gratitude list:

Fuzzy slippers


Green Lights




thethinker said...

Wow. It's a good thing the person returned it!

The Laughorist said...

You have reinforced why I am such a stickler at work for minutiae, for details. More times than not, the person who was supposed to cross those T's and dot those i's did not. Does that make me incapable of letting go? Or merely more adept at following through? Intuitively you KNEW it was the accountant and not you. And I trust my intuition on such matters.

Bikerbabenj said...

Well... ya can't blame the post office for that one. Thank goodness you got it back. I'm very lucky a friend referred this guy 2 years ago to me and he's the best. He comes to my house.. bing, bang, boing, he's done.. $60! Ya can't beat THAT!! Too bad you don't live in NJ. sighhhh...

Lee said...

Oh man...if the accountant can mess up somethin like that, imagine what I could do.

Sarge Charlie said...

Thanks for your comment about jf, i know we are on the different sides about some things, but she is still a jerk.


Dan said...

If someone stole your identity, does this mean that you would cook stews for you? :)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Glad it turned out well, but you shouldn't have been put through the turmoil. It really offends me when people just come out swinging, stating or implying that the problem is your fault, regardless of the facts.

You should definitely find another accountant, one who is able to focus on detail better. Good luck.

Michael C said...

See, doesn't if feel good to learn things and share? I'm glad it turned out ok!! Have a good Funday!

Can you believe that the company I interviewed for last week actually doesn't work on Mondays. When they told me it took everything I had not to explain Funday to them!!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

yeah funday! ha ha

odat honey i forgot to come for dinner and eat the stew, sorry, i know you wanted me to be there and all but sarge took me to the club and it was chinese night and all and they had such a nice dessert buffet with ice cream and all and you know how we like ice cream but i didn't even have any, i had chocolate cheesecake instead, did you have chocolate cheesecake? if you did i'm sorry i didn't come, but if you didn't then not so much, okay honey? and odat? was that a run on sentence do you think? sigh.... smiles, bee

crpitt said...

Stew sounds great! I have some great one pot recipes for beef stew so maybe we can exchange? You will have to translate it into English though from American(none of that 1 cup stuff!lol!)
I am a fan of slipper socks!

The CEO said...

Got anymore stew?

ShadowFalcon said...

Taxes? Oh dear, don't the government send hitmen after you if you file a late return.

Crankster said...

Winter stew and learning to avoid killing people. You definitely know how to make the most out of cold January days!