Monday, February 1, 2010

Searching For W-2's

It turns out that I put my W-2 tax form in to my bag full of tax stuff right when I got it so I had it all along. Sometimes I actually put things in their proper place...and then I forget where that proper place is. But now I have it so I don't have to worry. Then I remembered that I also worked at a weekend job in October. I hadn't seen that W-2 form and it wasn't in any piles of mail. I actually got all of my mail piles sorted out last week. I almost feel organised.

I sent an email to the company that processed my paperwork for the second job and they responded with a complicated PowerPoint presentation on how to go to another website, register and fill in all of the appropriate code words to access a copy of my W-2 online. I managed to follow all of the directions and printed myself a copy. Later in the day I got an email announcement from the company telling everyone that they mailed the forms out on Jan. 28th and that everyone could also access their form online. They must have been getting quite a few emails about it. They waited until the very last minute to send those forms. Anyway, I have all of my important forms now so I can do my taxes...as soon as the dogs give me a free minute.

And speaking of dogs, I managed to get up 15 minutes early and take my dog for a walk practicing what the dog trainer taught me. I was proud of myself for getting up early but then I realised that I need to do that everyday, not just once and I wasn't so happy anymore.

I was supposed to get a new dog today, a Shar Pei puppy. Instead they dropped off a skittish biting terrier. It took me 20 minutes before it would let me pick it up. Then it fell asleep in my lap and didn't want to be away from me. I brought it home and introduced it to my dogs.


My dog thinks it is a great play toy and now the new dog is all slobbery and wet. I had to put him in my cat kennel because they were so out of control and I wanted them to calm down. So far he has christened my floor with a very large puddle for such a small dog. Gee, I wish I had some water-proof flooring. I hope he will be ok hanging out with the other dogs tomorrow. I don't really want to take him to work. He would leave puddles...and nip at people.

After the dog introductions, I took my dog for another short walk because I am supposed to practice with him at least 2 times a day. They say 2-4 times but I just don't have the time. It was dark but we walked up and down the rocky road with a flashlight. He did pretty well but still likes to walk a few paces ahead of me. It is only our second day of practice and I am not very good at remembering to correct him. I'm sure we will both get better if we keep doing our homework.

3 comments:

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

He looks very happy now. No telling where he came from or what he went through to make him skittish. I bet he keeps your dog busy tomorrow.

Lizzie said...

This little fella looks loads smaller than the usual models that you usually get. I bet he ends up the most bossy.

Good luck with this weeks dog combinations!
Lizzie

Daizy said...

Over the Cubicle, he is an annoying little thing. I hope the big dogs don't get annoyed and eat him.

Lizzie, yes, much smaller. All of my chew toys and snacks are as big as his head!