you really DON’T want to know if today was any better than yesterday. Well it was considering that I got one of my project tasks done, but regarding the taxes? Don’t even get me startedÂ :( After I came home yesterday all frustrated and moody, I didn’t work out (which made me feel bad), but lay down for an hour. Jon really couldn’t stand me, I guess, because he put me right to bed when I walked in.
He promised to help me look over the tax stuff later and I did some more research on the IRS website only to realize that the temp agency is a bunch of losers (sorry, I don’t mean that, but the responsible people don’t really seem to know anything!) and that they probably gave me the wrong advice (even though they should know) and that I probably have to pay taxes for at least part of my pay.
When I started to work with them and they were like “So, let us know how to tax you” and I was like “what?? “How the hell should I know?” and then all of a sudden they seemed to “know” that I am exempt from federal taxes, I thought they know what they’re talking about. Apparently, I have to fill out my tax form and tell the IRS why I am exempt from taxes and they won’t go along with “because my temp agency told me so”. They want legal documentation, so know I am waiting to hear back from the temp agency WHY they thought (which legal treaty they based their decision on that) I am exempt.
It’s all a mess. Let me tell you. And April, 15th – the due date – is coming up in less than a week. It’s just terrific :(
I made my homemade bean soup last night and watched an Elvis Presley movie that I got on Netflix. I was all excited when I found out that they’re renting Elvis Presley movies, because I used to watch them with my sister when we were kids ALL the time, and I was dying to see them in English. So I got that really cute movie “It happened at the World Fair” which I had seen a myriad of time with my sister and in fact I was still able to recall most of the script and compare it with the original. In fact, parts of the German dialogs were even more witty then the original :) It really cheered me up!
So, we’ll see what the weekend brings. We haven’t planned too much – we’re just meeting with Scott, our old neighbor from Davis, for dinner tomorrow, which should be fun! He’s such a smart and fun person to be around!
Apart from that, I am looking forward to some nice phone calls this weekend :) or some nice chats online!
I hope you have a good one – love ya.