Friday 26 November 2021

The skull shaver and the closet

Skull Shaver

This was JB's birthday present. 

Apparently it is as labour intensive as using a razor. You still have to use shaving cream. It is a work in progress. The funny thing is I didn't realize he didn't shave every day!

Also, he's had neck issues for the better part of this year, and he isn't comfortable shaving the back of his neck. It was a good idea at the time!

Go In the Closet!

I've been puttering around the house. I decided that the girls didn't need me to make any more skirts and dresses. Their tastes are different. I'd had clean the closet on the To Do list for a couple of weeks.

 I used to make the girls skirts and dresses. They mostly wear leggings and jeans now! I threw away the shoe boxes with all those patterns. Well, I put it them into the kindling box. They were stored in the guest room closet and it just managed to become cluttered. I loathe throwing things away!

It felt good to clean stuff out. The miracle of the clean closet means I can put the vacuum in there! I have to write about this, or I will be fuming if I don't remember I did this and cannot find said vacuum. Do you know what I mean?

The bonus to being able to close the door means that I found the yarn and knitting needles I bought, hanging on the back of the door. I intended to reteach myself knitting. That hasn't happened and I had a good excuse. I am so impressed with the crafty people who knit, crochet, and quilt. I am not sure I have it in me, though. 

I have a needle point I've worked on, sitting with clients. It was meant to be for the kids 10th wedding anniversary. (They are up to 16 years, now.) Whoopsie. I haven't had a client since COVID, and then she passed away during that time. 

The Bears

There was water pooling under them, which can't be good. I put one of the cardboard corner braces, found in the box in which they arrived, under the plastic. 

We continue to put up more lights, what-the-heck! Today I shall try glue one of the train wheels axles. Maybe we can get it going. 

This is an old video from 2010. I loved Oliver so much! JB's cat, Sady, was amazing, too.

We are drawn to lights and colour, during these dreary days. As I write this it is raining.

I went to bed to read, whilst the cats made themselves busy.

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)😓

I had another CRA phone call, the real deal when they quote their first name and employee number. They demanded I tell them the plan for repaying the $10,000 they say we owe. 

I spent 15 minutes explaining the situation. 

  1. We didn't get their 'letters' on the website. 
  2. I borrowed from the Line of Credit and paid the amount owing from my 2019 error. It will take 5 - 10 days for them to receive our payment, including $194.37 in interest for 2019 mistake.
  3. I have printed a letter outlining what has happened, that I've paid the 2019 overdue amount, and uploaded it to JB's tax return. 
  4. I have copied my medical receipts from 2020, they are mostly mine, and snail mailed them to CRA in Newfoundland (NL). Also, it will take until Dec. 1st to get our paperwork. Maybe longer as roads are washed out in NL.

He said he'd put a note on the file. I guess no one read the two page letter I uploaded to explain all this. Now we wait. 


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Heck to the tax matter... make the most of the fun stuff like cats and Chrissy-decs and shavers that require effort! YAM xx

Tom said...

...nature has supplied my with a skull shaver.

Anvilcloud said...

Your tax situation is scary.

I once did the scalp look buy decided that I preferred pattern baldness.

Gaelyn said...

Skull shaver is a new one for me. Highly recommend knitting, I have a sweater been working on for five years. Don't judge. Train expense was all worth it for the cat entertainment value. Hope you can work out the mess.

Nancy J said...

Some people do not read properly or listen intently. Hope he learnt a valuable lesson.Love Oliver and the train, what a great perch as he watched it go by. Love his tail.

William Kendall said...

I shave my head every other day. On the odd occasion I nick myself.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Dealing with bureaucrats is frustrating!!

Cloudia said...

You must keep the name of the person you deal with and document everything. Sorry you're having this problem. You're a dynamo though

Lorrie said...

Bright lights are so cheery on these dark days. We are beginning to put Christmas decorations up, too. My husband put up the outside lights when it was sunny a few weeks ago, and good thing, too! We haven't turned them on yet.

Red said...

Government can be difficult and insensitive to deal with.

DUTA said...

The girls can both learn sewing. It's fun and beneficial. They don't have to sew a whole outfit, even making repairs is worth it. I highly recommend it.

Kay said...

Oh gosh... I'm so sorry for all the tax troubles you are going through. What a headache! I hope this means it's totally straightened out.

Wow! It sure requires quite a bit of effort to shave your head.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lights really do brighten up dull days ...

All the best Jan