Torture of Taxes, Podcasts and Frozen Water

Today I’ve been undergoing the torture of  taxes,  podcasts and frozen water . I’m doing taxes for the business, repairing broken podcast audio files, compiling good nature blog links, and making the chickens happy today. Compiling the good nature blog links has actually been a pleasant task, though. And at least the water job ended with me feeling victorious. Taxes are turning out to be another matter entirely.

Ugghh! Taxes

Why can’t the language and rules for the IRS be simple? And why can’t there be some special simple provisions for businesses that make less than $1000 in a year? Ha, maybe that kind of business is a very small niche, but it would be oh so helpful if such provisions existed for poor little bootstrap companies like ours.

It is tax time and I’ve been spending the day trying to figure out how to do them. I didn’t know filing would be so different when it comes to having an LLC business versus a single proprietor home-based business. Ugh. Too many things I didn’t know, but I’m glad I’m at least not past any deadlines I didn’t know I had until today. Of course, a person should SHOULD NOT begin businesses without some forethought into things like this, and there should be better record-keeping than I’m prone to do… I suppose a new item or two was just added to my New Year’s resolution list. I wish I knew more about bookkeeping now.

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Podcast Woes

I just found out today that none of my podcasts were working. They’re all at the Fantasy website. It worked for a while, but at some point, probably with the most recent website updates, the recordings disappeared. Well, now they’re back.

Nature Blogs

I’ve been collecting URLs of various nature blogs I find, as I find them. What I’d like to also start adding are links to authors or websites featuring fiction inspired by nature. If you’re such an author, or know of one, let me know and I’ll add your link to the index page too. The Nature Blogs index is going to be one of those constantly updating pages on this site, much like the Ginseng Articles and Headlines page is.

Making the Chickens Happy

Today I decided to uncover the water line that feeds the chickens and dogs and cats to see why it was still not working. As I suspected, it was still icy underneath the tarp and blankets I’d used to try and insulate it from the cold. Apparently, once it froze underneath the cover it did an admirable job of insulating the ice. It required a blowdryer and some time, but now the water is flowing again. The chickens all gathered to celebrate and have sips as the bucket filled.

 



About the voice behind this blog, Madison Woods

I'm a creative old soul living way off the beaten path with my husband in the wild Ozark Mountains. Besides homesteading, growing plants & making crafty things and newsletters, I write books and stories. My rural fantasy fiction, written under the pen name, Ima Erthwitch, usually takes place in a much altered Ozarks.


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2 Replies to “Torture of Taxes, Podcasts and Frozen Water”

  1. I hope the tax horrors are soon behind you. I’m so glad I live in a country where it’s mainly Pay As You Earn and I’m not faced with your problems.
    Well done on retrieving all your podcasts and on putting a smile back on the chicken’s faces.
    I’ve seen you turn your hand to so much different hard work I think you’re amazing.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  2. I hope so too David! Sales taxes are more of a “collect” as you earn sort of deal, then pay at the end of the year, but income taxes and all the various rules and laws are ridiculously complicated. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a hug behind 🙂

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