Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It's time

I've been wrestling with this for about a year now and I think it's time I became official. By that I mean, claim my crocheting as a legit business with income, expenses and such. I've been doing a lot of research on line and the income I've received through Etsy should all be listed as income and I should be paying taxes on it. By doing that I also get to claim expenses, so I am hoping it will balance itself out. This year I plan on keeping very detailed records and making it all official for 2014 tax filings. Does anyone have experience with this? And if so, what are the biggest problems you've encountered? Tips? We have sold the house in California. You can cheer now - loudly. We should close between 2/7 and 2/15. We made a little money, which will go towards the truck we are buying and put a little in savings and pay off one bill. We are so happy that is a done deal. Sadly our renters left us with quite a mess and it cost more to get it ready to sell than we expected. We sent the old renters a balance due (in excess of their deposit) and haven't heard from them. We doubt we will. I don't know how people can just do that - ignore bills and treat it as if it's the RIGHT thing to do. It's no wonder they are in the financial situation they are in... Enough said. We have Direct TV and as of yesterday they no longer carry The Weather Channel. They have replaced it with Weather Nation. I am divided on this. You see, as a weather geek (self-proclaimed) I watch the weather - a lot. Lately the Weather Channel has disappointed me with their reality shows. The weather should be "raw" - with radar screens and maps. I don't care about prospectors. Weather Nation is definitely more raw. However, the Weather Nation lacks one thing - Jim Cantore. I shall miss seeing him. I've been a nail biter for most of my life. In fact, I remember specifically starting to bite my nails in order to stop another habit that my mother didn't like. Little did I know how destructive nail biting would end up being. I bite my nails, but I also bite and pick at the cuticles more so. One way I seemed to do less of that was to get acrylics. Due to our finances over the past 3 months I've had to quelch that and oddly enough my own nails are now coming along nicely. I am not sure how or why. I don't remember telling myself to stop biting my nails. I still pick and bite at my cuticles a little, but no where near as badly as I did before. I am thankful for this. It makes me feel good. Okay, lunch is over and work calls. Hope you all enjoy your day!


  1. Good for you! I don't have any idea about the business part, I'm sure there are some here that can answer you. I'm glad you got your house sold and sorry they left you a mess. Typical. When people got kicked out of my grandfather's rental they usually trashed the place. Hmm...wonder why they stopped carrying it? I had a friend who used to bite her nails and she would bite them to the quick. Once she tried to start growing them out, the tips of her fingers would bleed because the skin had grown up over the edges of the nails. She finally stopped though. Have a great remainder of your week!

  2. Thanks for the comment... I don't know why my paragraphs are all merging together. I can't get the "compose" button to work; only the "HTML" one and even though I am leaving space between paragraphs, it ends up running all together.... I'll work on that.

    Yeah, as for the going official part - I think it's something I need to do. I had a good sale yesterday and if there is an up side to the whole thing by getting to claim expenses, etc., then I need to explore that.

    I've never bitten my nails down that badly. Yikes. I'm glad your friend was able to finally quit. I'm pretty stoked about my nails.

    Enjoy the rest of your week!