Ladies, thank you for all your kind words and helpful suggestions. I appreciate them all.
It is a bunch of small messes and uncompleted tasks that have accumulated over time, until now, I have several due dates looming and things are not in place! Several bills are due, TAXES are due, medical appointments are needed, and I can't plan anything because I have to be free to go on jury duty next week (but don't know for sure until I call in this weekend).
On top of that, someone managed to run up a bunch of unauthorized charges on one of my expired credit cards and I had to deal with that (still waiting for the paperwork to fill out claim forms, etc., for that.)
Yesterday, the adrenalin kicked in and, in a short period of time, I managed to hyperfocus and got a lot of little things (mostly paperwork)taken care of, both at the office and at home.
- I made sure things were current on my projects at work
- I paid my phone bill
- I mailed my gas bill
- I paid my property taxes
- I took my DD to her dr's appt.
- I sorted and gathered sufficient papers to do my taxes
- I called and made an appt. with the tax preparer
and, since I got a "same day" appt. with the tax preparer, I got my DD's taxes (her first!) done and, we started on mine!
And that's when the MISTAKE was discovered! Apparently, the previous tax preparer had made some errors in my last year's taxes and now, I might be in trouble with the IRS!
I was at the tax preparer's office for over 3 hrs. last night and I need to return today, with more paperwork and information. And, probably, file an amended return for last year.
Deep breaths. And lots of positive thinking.
I need to do more paperwork, this morning, and gather what I will need for my taxes. Then, this afternoon, I have to take DD to campus (she's working). Later, in the evening, I will return to the tax preparer's office. Hopefully, we can finish this year's taxes, today. If not, she's willing to work on them tomorrow, too.