Weekend in Baltimore/DC

So Amber and I spent the weekend in Baltimore for Sarah Capelle’s wedding. It was a great time, and a very small wedding. Given that John is being shipped out to Iraq in the very near future (I’m thinking in the next 6 weeks or so) there wasn’t time to plan a bigger wedding and everyone was given only 2 weeks notice before it happened. Somehow Sarah pulled it all together and it turned out to be a good time.

While we were out there we successfully made it down to DC for a whirlwind tour of the monuments in DC. Our Monument tour was a total of about 30 minutes, I know we spent more time driving from Baltimore to the Metro Station and more time on the Metro than we did seeing the sites but I’m still glad we finally at least made it into DC for some time. Hopefully we’ll find the time to take a real vacation one of these days and get to spend some time visiting museums etc.

There are pictures posted both of DC and the Wedding for those who know how to find them.

Sunday Sunday Sunday

$10 for the whole seat but you’ll only need the edge!

Things at work have been interesting as of late, we’ve been trying to crank through personal returns as they come in while also trying to prep for the corporate returns that we’ve got the information for.  I still have no idea how Norm did everything by himself all those years and actually got things done.  It’s been a lot of late nights and it’s going to be a lot more through the next 2 months.

On top of all the work things Amber and I have been trying to get the Northing Group stuff straightend out. We inputted the entire history into Quickbooks a couple of weeks ago and sent out invoices and statements to everyone.  We’ve also been discussing ways to form a corporation so that we can avoid things like double taxation, and a single person ending up with all of the interest income, which is where we’re at right now.  It’s one of those things that I know we’re doing the right thing by forcing people to pay attention and do what needs to be done but at the same time I get the feeling that no one really gives a shit and I should just give up on the whole damn process and just close out the account and send it all to Olaf, just a lot earlier than we want to.

So that’s the news from a Small Mountain town in Utah.

It’s Aloha Friday

Well it’s Friday. Not that it seems to mean much around here, we’ll still probably be here tomorrow.

So yeah things are going pretty well around here. We’ve lost a few clients and we’ve picked a few up.

We’ve got the inside track on a new payroll client but I’m not sure we can really handle it. They’re bigger than all but one payroll that we do now, but they’re much more complex. We looked at the output from their last payroll yesterday and sent a pile of questions to the person who is doing it now. We’ll see if we really want to submit a bid for it based on a few of her answers.