Sunday, April 27, 2008

Whip Lash...

Well the baby is home now, has been for a short while...impressive how tiny and how much they grow in a short period of time.

One thing that you don't get told about though when doing the car seat, or at the hospital is that when you leave the hospital, you really can only accelerate at the rate of a snail because even when well snug in the baby car seat, with the big sausage head cushion to keep head wedged in place, the wee little head still bounces forward quite scarily, but you get the hang of that pretty quickly I guess and so far all is good.

Oh, and while your at the hospital, grab as much baby stuff as you can like the sponge bath bowl, changing sheets, nappies and whatever else, you'll probably be given some stuff on top too, but it's for the cost of the hospital co-pay, you might as well as get your monies worth and whatever you have at home won't be enough.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


Well the deadline is coming up next week for everyone in the US and US citizens abroad to file their taxes. It's a pain in the arse, but one of those things.

We did get a refund from the state this year, a little smaller than expected because we boofed on one of the deductions.

One good thing though, if the head of the household earns less than $54K a year, the IRS has a link to free e-filing options which is pretty handy so you don't need to splash out on Turbo Tax etc.