...my printer would say it's out of toner when I am trying to print W-2's on the day before they are due. And, of course, it's not really out of toner--the stupid printer industry is just trying to trick me into buying a $75 cartridge that I don't even need yet.
I finally managed to cajole it into printing my docs, but this is why procrastination is bad.
And don't even get me started on what the stupid required W-2 forms cost--$17! I needed ONE--ONE form-- but the smallest I can find is a pack of 10--for $17!
And just for grins, I went ahead and did a quick prep of my taxes. We owe a decent chunk--but thankfully nothing close to the 5-figure hit we took when I first started working and we screwed up our withholdings. Still, I thought we were going to be closer to breaking even this year. I think I need to buy a bigger house so we can take a bigger mortgage interest deduction (yeah, right!). It is so frustrating to be phased out of every other freaking deduction--especially student loans, when the only reason I have a high income is because I have student loans out the wazoo.
Oh, and I got the quote for SS's braces today. $5k. Why didn't anyone tell me braces cost $5k? But after asking everybody I saw today who has ever had a kid in braces, that seems to be the going rate around here. I guess I live in a fairy land where braces actually cost less than my first 2 cars combined (ok, they were really crappy cars).