Wednesday, July 15, 2015



Tuesday's rain brought in much cooler temperatures overnight followed by a nice breeze.  I knew the upside of that weather shift would be a 'no fly' mosquito morning.   With that happy thought in mind Pheebs & I were out the door early & off to the Hullett-Marsh a short 20 minutes away.  Just a beautiful morning for walking & how nice to feel a gentle mid summer wind rustling through tall stands of umbrella like Maple trees .  Hullett-Marsh was alive with wildlife & at one point I stood quietly listening to the sounds of many busy little birds all about me.  Some of life’s moments are just better than others...............

GROANER'S CORNER:)) The tax adviser had just read the story of Cinderella to his four-year-old daughter for the first time. The little girl was fascinated by the story, especially the part where the pumpkin turns into a golden coach.  Suddenly she piped up, "Daddy, when the pumpkin turned into a golden coach, would that be classed as income or a long-term capital gain?"


There was a man who computed his taxes for 1998 and found that he owed $3,407. He packaged up his payment and included this letter:

Dear IRS:

Enclosed is my 1998 Tax Return & payment. Please take note of the attached article from the USA Today newspaper. In the article, you will see that the Pentagon is paying $171.50 for hammers and NASA has paid $600.00 for a toilet seat.

Please find enclosed four toilet seats (value $2,400) and six hammers (value $1,029).

This brings my total payment to $3,429.00. Please note the overpayment of $22.00 and apply it to the 'Presidential Election Fund', as noted on my return. Might I suggest you to send the above mentioned fund a '1.5 inch screw'. (See attached article -HUD paid $22.00 for a 1.5 inch Phillips Head Screw.)

It has been a pleasure to pay my tax bill this year, and I look forward to paying it again next year.

Tax Payer


  1. Gotta love those wonderful quiet days, we sure do. And the no fly days too.

  2. I do love moments like that. Nice of you to write about them and remind me.

  3. I can smell that wonderful air after the rain. Could you please send any extra rain you have our way :))

  4. So true. We woke to roosters crowing and donkeys braying at the little "cheese farm" where we spent the night in Tillamook, OR. Peacocks and hens wandering around us and funny llamas in the nearby pasture. A lovely morning.

  5. Nice to have cool and no bug weather to get out and enjoy the natural world.