A few weeks ago, I gathered up all the W-9s and donation papers and sat myself in front of the computer to file the taxes on Turbo Tax. It was a really easy way to do it, actually – I was QUITE surprised. I picked the most basic package and given our income, we were able to file the federal return for free!
Husband and I made an agreement that any refund we received would go into our “Disney fund” – did I mention we’re going back again? 48 days until we’re there for a family wedding. :)
So imagine my surprise when I saw that refund calculator sitting at $6 – wow, I could buy an ice cream bar at Disneyworld. Well, I realized that I had only entered the income and none of the deductions.
Thank you SLU for giving my husband a place in law school and letting us defer his undergraduate loans!
That green refund calculator kept rising and rising and rising…
The number at the end was VERY pretty. :)
That means we get to pad the savings account, get a nice couples massage before final exams, have some fun money in Disneyworld…
AND get me a new laptop!
You can totally see the difference between the new one on the right. It’s a wide screen Acer Aspire with lots of goodies in there, the most important being a memory card reader, three USB ports, good memory so I can run lots of program like I do.
We’ve been shopping for one for a few weeks now, after we realized we would get a refund. My old laptop has been SQUEEKING along for the past year and I’ve worried it was going to up and die one day. I’m lucky that we were able to get the new computer – albeit refurbished – for our price now, rather than waiting for the old one to die.
I would tell you how awesome it is to type on RIGHT NOW but unfortunately the battery died when I was downloading iTunes. Oh well. It’s sitting on the floor next to the bed and charging. I can play with it in the morning.
OH! And I didn’t even tell you the BEST part. Windows 7 allows you to customize the look of your screen and windows and stuff. I picked PURPLE. And you can even pick the shade of purple. WOW. Ladies, it even matches the adorable mini purple mouse I picked up at Target so I wouldn’t have to use the track pad all the time.
It’s the little things in life.