Still haven’t had a chance to get out and photograph the bluebonnets. And won’t for a while, now that Mrs. C. has me double-checking her tally of our taxes. We are not among these folks who, don’t you know, probably vote for the Dems who keep raising the taxes of the rest of us. See what the Tea Party is upset about? This shot of the blue carpets is from a friend who lives out near Washington-on-the-Brazos. Illustrates what a great crop there is this year.
Mailed our income taxes this morning, a day early for a change. Surprised only at the almost seven thousand dollars we still owed after all the takeouts over 2008. Not surprised at how ridiculously difficult it is to fill out the Form 1040 and attachments. Stuff like, "see page A-14 if your step-mother is a red-haired, gray-eyed Puerto Rican born on Dec. 25,
but only except in a Leap Year, in which case you must see page B-23 and subtract $11.98 from the total on Line 66." The pols perennially promise they’re going to simplify this malarky, but they never seem to get around to it. Maybe it’s because they don’t have to low-crawl their way through this muck every April the way the rest of us do.