Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tax Time with Electricity

For the past 7 or 8 years, I would do my taxes when the power when out at our old "mountain" home. This was an extremely reliable method, since any big snow would cause the power to go out for one, two or even three days. Stories said one year it was out for over a week when trees were down over the roads, and the crews had to clear the trees before they could get in to fix the lines.
One year, we had many early power outages in January, so my taxes were done by the end of February. I would set up lanterns, LED little lights, and a candle or two, and do the taxes on our large coffee table in front of a blazing fireplace that kept water hot for coffee, tea and soup.
Obviously, I didn't do them online.
This year, I am racing to do them at the last minute. Somehow, without the snow and darkness to prompt me, I just didn't "get" that taxes still had to be done. So this is what I will be doing in the jewelry world for the next many days.

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I love the stones and pearls, and the magic that happens when I combine them, and then again combined with the glass I make. You can find me at an Art show somewhere in Northern California most weekends during the spring and summer. Email me at if you like.