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Old 04-24-2013, 11:04 PM   #4691
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You tower over me and Stirling looms...I'm 5'...
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:11 AM   #4692
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I have a 30 inch inseam - same as Stirling. He's 6' tall.
How about a 33" inseam on a 5' 6" frame? My "center of gravity" is above my center!
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:48 AM   #4693
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I'm 5'9", 33" inseam. Hubby is close to me in height (a bit shorter). He once put on a pair of my jeans and the hem was so long on him that he looked to be wearing clown clothes. We, up until my Year of Stress, have always been close in height/weight, but I am longer of limb, and the hip surgery actually gained me almost a half inch in height. In other words, at almost the same height, head to heel, I could always change lightbulbs he couldn't reach.

The jeans issue wouldn't even BE an issue if we didn't live somewhere with cold winters. My 2 pair of LL Bean flannel-lined will stay even though they're huge on me because I'll use them as soon as I'm physically capable of shovelling snow or walking any distance in sub-freezing weather (this will happen after a decent summer of leg-building work). But the jeans I wear to go out drinking/dining on Fridays, or for an occaisional lunch (why do I always misspell that word?) in Nov-Apr should be replaced. Which is why I'm not bothering until fall. For much of my life I lived in VA, HI, and FL and never even used jeans at all. But for now (spring is going to come, isn't it? Friday it snowed, and I don't just mean a light flurry!) and skirts, shorts, leggings will be enough.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:02 AM   #4694
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I like the pockets in jeans. But, since it is so hard to get good, real pockets in ladies jeans, I think I'll do something I did for a few years. I wore a vest with lots of pockets. I do enjoy wearing skirts, especially in nice weather, but even if they have pockets, there are seldom more than two.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:21 AM   #4695
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Well my taxes are finally done!

I owe a total of $8.00.

The CPA charged me $286.00 to find out that I owe $8.00!
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:31 AM   #4696
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Well my taxes are finally done!

I owe a total of $8.00.

The CPA charged me $286.00 to find out that I owe $8.00!

...or maybe, the CPA's expertise was responsible for the fact that you owe only $8.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:34 AM   #4697
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Well my taxes are finally done!

I owe a total of $8.00.

The CPA charged me $286.00 to find out that I owe $8.00!
I worked for the Mass. Tax Department at one time. So I have always been able to do my own. The college students here as part of their homework, have to volunteer to spend a certain number of hours doing taxes for the citizens for free. And that includes homeowners, small business owners, etc. The ones who are going to graduate this year do the more complicated ones. They usually get to do only two or even less in one day. The rest do the less complicated ones. There have been some graduates who come back each year to help. Great program. The sessions are usually held in local libraries. Copy machines, seats and plenty of table space available for free.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #4698
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...or maybe, the CPA's expertise was responsible for the fact that you owe only $8.
In this case I am sure that you are 100% correct.

I get annoyed with the process.

When I send my $8.00 check to the state of New York it will probably cost them $100.00 to process it.

It just does not make any cents!
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:44 AM   #4699
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In this case I am sure that you are 100% correct.

I get annoyed with the process.

When I send my $8.00 check to the state of New York it will probably cost them $100.00 to process it.

It just does not make any cents!
If I am paying off a bill, and there is change under fifty cents, I don't pay the change. Over fifty cents, I pay it up to the next full dollar. Of course they don't send back the overpayment, but the will send a bill for the change I didn't pay. The postage cost more than the balance due.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:50 AM   #4700
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If I am paying off a bill, and there is change under fifty cents, I don't pay the change. Over fifty cents, I pay it up to the next full dollar. Of course they don't send back the overpayment, but the will send a bill for the change I didn't pay. The postage cost more than the balance due.

Why do you do this?
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