I finally finished my taxes. Yea! I used H&R Block free e-file online. With the rental house expenses and depreciation I would rather have my taxes calculated automatically than depend on my math skills. I did my state taxes with the fillable form on the state website. I still had to print it out and mail it in but at least it filled in some of the blanks for me so that I didn't have to read every single instruction. In the end I owed $6 for Federal taxes and got $235 back from the state. Hmm, what shall I do with the money? Well, if my maintenance fund wasn't so low I would put it towards the mortgage but the maintenance fund has a mere $100 in it. I think $100 should go in that fund, $100 should go to the travel fund and $35 should go towards a thrift store shopping spree after I clean out my closet. It will be my reward for cleaning and donating those clothes that I never wear.
After my taxes were done I cleaned up all of the papers and receipts that have been loitering around my computer. Some day I will get a flat screen monitor and get a little bit of my table space back. I tallied up this months expenses this far. Yikes, only $8 left for March and I need gas. Too bad I can't fill my truck with rootbeer. I have plenty of that.
I found a bucket and big bowl in the mobile home to use for washing and rinsing dishes in the RV. Now that my big pot is right outside my door I want to save all of my grey water for my plants. So far the placement of my little garden is working well. They get morning sun and afternoon shade. Now I just have to protect it from bugs and dogs!