They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too. Whoever created that quote is a fool. They just weren’t patient enough to get what they wanted. Maybe they lacked a good credit card to eat the cake or a reputable accountant.
My wife and I have been sweating over our taxes for this year. We would love to take a trip before the baby arrives and we also want to remodel our basement bathroom. We figured there was no way we’d be able to both assuming we’d owe a bit of money for our taxes. We’d be forced to choose one big ticket item. We met our accountant/friend Thursday night and learned we should be able to do both. [commence the happy dance] We haven’t had a true non-family vacation since last April when we relaxed in Maui for our fifth anniversary. This is likely to be our last trip before the baby arrives in August therefore we want to travel right.
We’ll scale down the bathroom project, meaning no cool subway tiles in the shower, no heated floor tiles, and no hidden cameras. We’ll stick to more cost effective 12 x 12 tiles for the shower, normal floor tiles, and mount visible cameras. The goal is to have another usable bathroom, not a palace fit for a queen.
Common Knowledge: when the U.S. springs forward an hour next weekend as part of Daylight Savings, did you realize Canada will be an hour behind the U.S. for four weeks? (those in the Maritimes look out for the West Coasters) UPDATE: Canada did also move up their Daylight Savings. What great neighbors you are. Thanks Canadian readers for the information.
TODAY’S RULED OUT BABY NAMES: Jeff, Jill, Eugene, Alexus, Egan, and Amelia.