Monday, January 20, 2014

A Day Home

G-man didn't realize that I had today off for MLK day.  He is working both jobs today.  So he was bumming hard....he figured at least I was in the thick of it as well.  The positive thing about today is that he gets "holiday" pay at the office.  The negative thing is that I don't get paid today.  It basically is a wash.

I have not gotten as much done over the weekend as I would have liked, so I need to be a little more productive today.  This coming week is a busier than usual week, so I won't have as much time later.

On the agenda for today:

  • Dishes (I swear, all I do is dishes.)
  • Laundry - one load is in the washer now, and have at least 1 or 2 loads of clothes, plus all towels and bed sheets to do.  (and I have been doing a load a day just to keep this from happening, and it still happened)
  • Bills/Checkbook - Due to the bank holiday, G-man's direct deposit won't hit our account until tomorrow, but he already looked up his paystub, so I can plan accordingly.  Included in the bill paying are our car taxes for January (which are really for the car we got rid of....I hate the way this works).
  • Put away misc stuff - I have a pile of stuff that just is sitting there annoying me.  Just need to bite the bullet and put it away.
  • Wipe down bathrooms
  • Self care - no need to go into that
Wish me luck!  Hope you all have a great day, either at work or at home!

13 comments:

  1. Car taxes? What is the world are those? We only have registration (the sticker on your tags) and that is paid in advance. It also depends on when you purchase the vehicle. Say, I bought in May, then registration is due in May for the year following.

    Taxes for cars in arrears is an incredibly backward way of thinking.

    As for your laundry, yep, 2-3 loads a day keeps us in check. Luckily, I don't do the kids clothes anymore - finally got them all trained!

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    1. Yes...we pay personal property taxes on our cars. Even with having older cars, it runs about $400 a year. Due in July and Jan (if the amount is above a certain amount, it is split in two; otherwise it is due in July.) And it based on vehicles that are on the grand list on Oct 1 for the year before. If you get rid of a car right after the assessment, like we did, then the next bill gets prorated. This is why I ended up paying an extra car bill when I bought my car in 2011. I paid based on my 2000 Windstar van...but my Jeep was more $, so they prorated the van for 2 months, applied the rest to the Jeep, and then billed me out of cycle for the Jeep.

      And we pay registration on the cars every other year in addition to the yearly taxes.

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    2. Oh my goodness - how can anyone afford a car?

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  2. I hadn't heard of car taxes either... yikes. Sucks that even though you're off work, you're not getting paid. But it sounds you have enough to do! I should do some organizing one of these days...

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  3. I had never heard of car taxes either.... Good luck getting your to do list done. As for me I swear laundry is going to be the death of me. Dear Hubby did 6 loads yesterday and I still have 3 loads to do at least. I only missed 2 days of doing laundry during the week....

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  4. I want to know where these places where there AREN'T taxes on cars! We have always lived where you pay personal property taxes - I didn't know there were places where you didn't have to do that!

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    1. I grew up in VA and they still tax cars as property like Mysti's CT does. There are about 10 more states that do tax car ownership rather than just the sale of a car(but include that tax among a "tangible personal property tax" rather than call it a car tax)...SC, KS are a couple and you can Google and find the others.

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    2. I grew up in VA as well, so I grew up with car tax. Moving to CT, I just "assumed" that everyone paid this tax. It wasn't until I really started "meeting" people from other states that I realized that this isn't the case.

      We pay personal property tax, fire district tax, real estate tax, state tax, and then a 6.35% sales tax. Oh, and our friend the federal tax!

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    3. I live in Texas. We have sales tax when we buy the car, but then, just yearly registration to the tune of about $60. We have high property taxes, though, on our homes or land. Fire is volunteer donation. We pay the real estate tax, no state income tax. Sales tax is about 8.25% depending on the county you are in and what the local tax rates are.

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  6. I'm curious to know about your debt repayment history and what steps you're taking to eliminate your debt. I'd love updates about the progress you're making paying it off. I've noticed that some of those numbers aren't budging.

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    1. The side bar hasn't been updated since October. I took a break from blogging and haven't updated it since coming back. Look for that post in the near future.

      Feel free to look through the 4 years on the blog...it is all there.

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  7. That's right, in Texas you only pay tax when you purchase the vehicle. The actual rate is 6 1/4 percent and is calculated on the purchase price of the vehicle. After that we pay $65 per year to get the registration sticker and $12 to $39 depending on age and county for the state emissions sticker. Gas is also a little cheaper, this morning regular was $2.92 per gallon.

    We also don't have a state income tax :)

    Keep Texas conservative in 2014 and beyond!!

    HS

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