Mon 17 Mar 15:20
Tim is slowly recovering. Still in Room 15 of Intensive Care, the number of drugs is dropping. Heart rate
seems normal. He's off vasopressin and epinepharine. This morning they drained mucus for dropping the ventilator.
The Council on Agings checks in occasionally. My sister wants to take Mom for a visit on Saturday, and I'd like
to spend next weekend just cleaning up the house.
Tue 18 Mar 14:58
I called Intensive Care around 11 AM when I'd received no call about the procedure. It turned out that there was
no need for another drainage of mucus out of the lung. Therefore, the next move is to remove the ventilator.
What to do after it's all over is the next concern. With Block still four weeks left of the tax season, it's likely
we will be back to status quo ante. I figured I have twelve long days, twenty total days, and twentyeight calendar days
left with Block.
Wed 19 Mar 7:59
Rain and darkness dominate the sunrise. My sister called about 9:30 last night, and it only made me uncomfortable.
THe fact reamins that no one has helped overall, and no relative besides one cousin has bothered to visit Tim. He was
going to have an evaluation of swallowing today, but they want he to stop eating normally, which only adds to the problem
I had a strange dream about my primary employer. The Schrubbish Recession hit, and it was laying off. We
were wondering who was next. Maybe it was the Schrubbish Depression!
The trouble with oldies remains how these powerful anchors jerk mne back into my longterm naïveté. I then regret
what I did not know then. Overally I reflect too much on the past and not enough on what I should do now into the future.
Thu 20 Mar 15:04
Last night at Block was a total waste of time. By nine o'clock, there were four of us without any clients.
Worse was this Second Look promotion. Management demanded I call all twenty of my new clients. i called all twenty
on the list last night because there really was nothing else to do. I was better off taking my groceries and wine home
at six o'clock.
Fri 21 Mar 13:44
I had one client last night. I did not have chance to call my clients from last year. Otherwise it was a
wasted evening, although I did break even with the past two nights.
Sat 22 Mar 17:14
It's been a long day due to a schedule of potential of nine and a half hours. Becasue I had answered incoming calls,
I made two appointments last night for today. Both showed to break even the day. However, I've had no one else,
and the other half still mooms. Because there are three preparers out on vacation this week, the rest of us have longer
hours. More hours do not mean more money.
Sun 23 Mar 12:19 Easter
Once again I am scheduled for Thursday, and I still have well over twenty hours despite having Easter off. I almost
had to stay to close out, but the important note is that I broke even for yesterday and Friday night.
This morining Mom and I went to Mass. I made ham and cabbage, but I still haven't colored eggs. Easter is
just too early this year. I will keep the decorations up until tax season ends.
Mon 24 Mar 20:52
After the talk with my sister, I dreaded he day. The social worker called early, and I lowered the boom.
There is just no way we can continue to take care of Tim. I told him so when we visited just past noon.
I sent word via email when we arrived home.
Tonight I grabbed a client because she'd been misapplied in the schedule. However, it looks as though we're losing
Wed 26 Mar 15:33
-fortyone years since we saw "The Man Called Flinstone" on Easter.
I seem to have confronted a metaphore of my life, as I am realizing that it is not easy to place Tim in a home.
I made a longterm attempt on Luther Woods (which my physical therapist brother-in-law recommends) I need an approach
for the calls. I wonder whether I am making things worse by calling.
Thu 27 Mar 15:28
The search for a place continues to stall. The social worker cannot seem to find a place to takie him; it may take
awhile. No one wants him home during the search.
A client showed up last night at Block, giving my abilities a workout. He has a business as a sole proprietor.
First, I did not know, nor had I ever heard that someone still married, but separated may file as single instead of married
filing separately. Second, I had to straighten out the taxation for Philadelphia on the business privilege tax and the
tax on net profits. The entire session took nearly three hours and cost $519. Unfortunately, the client disputed
the cost after the seesion. Consequently, I came home late, nearly ten o'clock.
I also found out that the penaltyfor underpaying taxes persists into the next year -- and we charge for it -- to prove
that it was not repeated. I think that the form appeared bcause he would have owed the federal governement on his gross
Fri 28 Mar 8:01
I was back in 1977 with my recordplaying this morning. Then I thought about the incident of my dropping ot of linear
algebra back in February 1977. Why didn't the prof offer tutoring, or at least probe why I wanted to drop the course
nearly eight weeks into the ten-week term? Our New Kid in Town went to Hotel California to stay with the Eagles.
Somewhere lies the secret of reforming my life toward better results.
Last night at Block was a total waste. All I did was to clean out my clients. I called thirteen
without even contacting one. I think it's time to go after the clients of other preparers who are not there this
year. There are fewer than a weeks' worth of days to call clients.
Only 6 long days, 6 regular day, and 6 days off over the 18 days left of tax season after today.