|You knew it was coming. So did I. After 8 years, the laptop has finally been replaced with a new machine, a 13" MacBook Pro with all the upgraded bells and whistles. Best Buy had a sale with $75 off, only a 5% dent, but it's still something. I also re-worked the guest bedroom with a new mattress, sheets and window blinds (all deeply discounted of course), so that added to the spending this month as well. Seriously time to cool it now!
The annual property tax notice came, and I'll be a son of a gun if the taxable value didn't change at all! Now I know the townhouses around here dropped at least 10% by the new year 2012. Methinks the local government is too lazy to check it out and figures most people won't bother to challenge it. Well, guess again! I'm gathering some comps and will appeal that figure. I know I can get it down and save a few hundy on the property tax. California gets enough from me as it is.
I re-adjusted personal property values, depreciating some of the older things while adding the new lappy, and, oh look, the total value hasn't changed at all. Just great. Some of my stuff isn't worth what it used to be.
I have a few music gigs on deck for August (about time!) and maybe a freelance project to try and stem the steep losses my cash flow will take from paying off these new expenses. I believe it's time for another spending fast, yes?|