Saturday, February 09, 2019

Free Tax Filing Options

I tried both of the free tax filing options the website offered me: Turbotax and
Turbotax was more intuitive, as it calculated my itemized deductions by asking me about them. FileYourTaxes simply showed me Schedule A and suggested I fill it out.
However, when it came time to file, "free" Turbotax wanted a $39 upgrade to actually file the Schedule A, whereas FileYourTaxes did it for free.
I'm not going to tell you what to do, but you might start with Turbotax. If it recommends you use your standard deduction, fine, but if it recommends you itemize and asks for your money, run FileYourTaxes in a new window and copy the itemization information that Turbotax calculated for you.

Snow Saturday

I went for a short walk. It is so quiet! Everyone else around here has the good sense to stay indoors haha!

The rain garden is full of snow

Pie Therapy

The best way to warm up after outdoor chores is to make a pie!

Friday, February 08, 2019

Emailing A Tool To The ISS

The International Space Station's 3-D printer completed the first phase of a NASA technology demonstration by printing a tool with a design file transmitted from the ground to the printer. The tool was a ratchet wrench.

Energy-efficient Stairmaster

I didn't realize that the Route 125 bus was canceled this morning, so I waited 40 minutes and nothing came. Eventually, one of us waiting at the stop suggested taking the 128 up to the gas station, where we could take the 120. While waiting at the gas station bus stop I saw this staircase.

Yoga Dreams

Every morning for the last year or more I have done 10-20 minutes of yoga, following a YouTube video (except Saturdays when I have a morning class at the Y).

This morning I dreamed that I was doing my yoga, and then awoke. I felt very relaxed, but I did my yoga video anyway.

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Bicycle Crop

There's an unseasonal crop of bicycles in the planters along 3rd Avenue today.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019


I'm not going to watch (got Toastmasters, and anyway don't want to help his ratings) but this would be funny!

Morning Snow

Yep, in the morning I see a lot more snow. Work closed!

Monday, February 04, 2019

Some things you just can't be centrist on

How can you be "centrist" on a livable wage? "I think people should be able to earn half of what they need for a decent living"??? 😂😂😂

Loralisa Watches

She watches the neighborhood from my front porch and has announced a snow day