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Old 11-15-2013, 10:01 AM   #14741
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PF, the IRS mileage allowance for business travel is 56.5/mile. Since you are being reimbursed 50/mile you can claim the remainder on your taxes if you itemize.
Thanks for that info, Andy! I'll hand the receipt over to H&R Block.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:43 AM   #14742
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Andy's last name is Block?

I trimmed down some bushes this morning, Dogwoods or something that were getting way to big. And I cut and pulled out all of the red berry thorn bushes from one of my lilac bushes. I have quite the pile of thorny branches I'm wondering what to do with. I can either load them into my pickup and take them to the township burn pile or try to pick them up with my tractor and take them out back to my brush pile. Either way I know it will not be without incident.
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Andy's last name is Block?

I trimmed down some bushes this morning, Dogwoods or something that were getting way to big. And I cut and pulled out all of the red berry thorn bushes from one of my lilac bushes. I have quite the pile of thorny branches I'm wondering what to do with. I can either load them into my pickup and take them to the township burn pile or try to pick them up with my tractor and take them out back to my brush pile. Either way I know it will not be without incident.
Sounds like a real pain in the patooty.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:21 AM   #14744
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LOL!!

I'm heading to the bank and then to work. I plan on being back home in 4 hours...
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:44 AM   #14745
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Andy's last name is Block? ...

Yes, and my first name is Mental.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:14 PM   #14746
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Someone must've put a dollar's worth of quarters in me and wound me up this morning. I'm goin' like the Energizer bunny.

So far all the vacuuming and dusting are done; all the tile floors (both bathrooms, utility room, kitchen) have been mopped; two loaves of French bread are baking, with two more ready to go in when those come out; the third load of laundry is in its final spin, one load is in the dryer and the other is on the line outside; I'm about to shape a couple dozen potato rolls so they can finish their rise and get baked, then I'll prep our thick pork chops for stuffed pork chops as tonight's dinner. We don't have anything for dessert so, as long as the oven's on, I'll look for something to bake while the bread dough is rising.

I now have everything on hand to put in my daughter's Christmas box so I think I'll wrap those gifts up and pack the box to be mailed next week. Her birthday is November 28th so I may as well include her birthday present, too. Her husband's birthday is December 4th and I'll put his in, too. May as well ship one box. Their box is the only one we'll have to ship this year. Makes life a lot easier and less costly.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:19 PM   #14747
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Well that didn't go as expected, I managed to scoop up all the branches (some of these thorny things were 1" thick) and get them out back without scratching myself this time. Which is good, because my face is just healing from when I was "surveying" the situation earlier this week. Sometimes things go just like you want and not like you expect them to.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:36 PM   #14748
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Andy's last name is Block?

I trimmed down some bushes this morning, Dogwoods or something that were getting way to big. And I cut and pulled out all of the red berry thorn bushes from one of my lilac bushes. I have quite the pile of thorny branches I'm wondering what to do with. I can either load them into my pickup and take them to the township burn pile or try to pick them up with my tractor and take them out back to my brush pile. Either way I know it will not be without incident.
Wear heavy thick gloves. You don't want a couple of thorns in that trigger finger.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:42 PM   #14749
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Someone must've put a dollar's worth of quarters in me and wound me up this morning. I'm goin' like the Energizer bunny.

So far all the vacuuming and dusting are done; all the tile floors (both bathrooms, utility room, kitchen) have been mopped; two loaves of French bread are baking, with two more ready to go in when those come out; the third load of laundry is in its final spin, one load is in the dryer and the other is on the line outside; I'm about to shape a couple dozen potato rolls so they can finish their rise and get baked, then I'll prep our thick pork chops for stuffed pork chops as tonight's dinner. We don't have anything for dessert so, as long as the oven's on, I'll look for something to bake while the bread dough is rising.

I now have everything on hand to put in my daughter's Christmas box so I think I'll wrap those gifts up and pack the box to be mailed next week. Her birthday is November 28th so I may as well include her birthday present, too. Her husband's birthday is December 4th and I'll put his in, too. May as well ship one box. Their box is the only one we'll have to ship this year. Makes life a lot easier and less costly.
Katie, do you use the boxes that the Post Office provide? No matter the weight, it is just a flat fee for postage. I regularly mail a package to Georgia every few weeks and always use their boxes. I even purchase and print out the label right at home. The P.O. program has the recipients name on file and all I have to do is type in her first name and the rest just shows up and fills in automatic for me. All I have to do is check which size box I am mailing. I pay for the postage through PayPal. I love the system.
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Taking it easy today. Woke up with a migraine and all the lovely side effects to go with it. May do some laundry later, we'll see how I feel
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