Saturday, October 19, 2019

It definitely feels like fall

It's much chillier during the day, and in the evening, and you actually need a jacket to be out in the evenings. Although I love the spring & slightly warmer weather, this is nice too.

What are we up to this weekend? Well, quite a bit on the list, as usual. We had contractors in our house working on a door installation, so there's a lot of cleaning up to do, after that.

  1. Take the boys to two soccer games
  2. Vacuum
  3. Dust
  4. Clean bathrooms
  5. Clean kitchen
  6. Make menu
  7. Plan for next week - work
  8. Plan for next week - nanny
  9. Carpools for next week
  10. Pack for work trip
  11. Pick up the house (boys)
  12. Pay property taxes
  13. Pay insurance
  14. Work on audit (a story for another day, but the IRS changed the tax law on mortgage deduction limits after we filed our taxes, and while we filled out the correct information with Turbo Tax, the software wasn't updated yet with the correct info. We found out when the IRS notified us. We need to refile both state & federal taxes, as well as pay $$$$$. It was a very special treat when we found out about this "surprise."
  15. Decide on dinner. Nick will likely be at a sleepover, & is a very picky eater. I will likely either make something fun with Sam (chicken pad thai), or order takeout, depending on the rest of the day. Sam & I had a very rough day (story for another time) yesterday, so this would be fun.
It's going to be a super full day. What about you? What's happening this weekend?


  1. Homecoming for two h.s. kids, so they will be at the dance tonight. I have to do some grocery shopping in a bit, as a local store is having a great 1-day sale on meat, then it's laundry, laundry, laundry, and yardwork if the weather holds. With any luck, I'll have time to finish quilting a quilt that's on my rack.

  2. Enjoy the day at soccer! The rest will take care of itself. Time with your boys at home is precious!

  3. I've often wondered how cold it gets in Northern California. My son describes winter as our Minnesota fall like temps, but says it can get pretty cool at night. That sounds like a very busy Saturday-I fell guilty as I have a day of play ahead.

  4. Your list looks like my yesterday list, except my child is my husband.

  5. Wow that sucks about Turbotax and the IRS. I hope you don't have to pay too much. Today just cooking, getting ready for my 13 plus hour day tomorrow to work our Federal Election

  6. Oh shucks. So sorry about the IRS. Enjoy your cooler weather. I hope all is going well this week. I miss your posts.