Busy week, but very productive

Last week was really busy as we had some guests from Germany visiting. It was productive in what we needed to get accomplished, but not so much in the usual day to day activities. Although it was a four day work week for us, each of the four days was pretty long.

As part of the week, I usually had some homework to do as I made quite a few buttons using my button maker. I’m getting low on materials so I ordered another kit to make at least 200 more pieces. New buttons included sayings like “Don’t Blame Security”, “Follow the Fun” and a few about the death of IBM Lotus Notes applications.

I also registered a new domain that redirects to this site for the moment. If you point to chuckathon.com, you’ll be redirected to this website.

Missing FB a bit, but not enough to log back in yet.

As stated in a previous post, I’ve stopped using FaceBook. And the only thing I find that may be very useful is the birthday reminders and trying to keep up with some family. I’m not going to sneak a peek or anything. I’m not going to share anything that has a “share on FB” link. I’m serious, that I will not get onto that service until at least May 1. Around that time I’ll consider it and perhaps get back on it. Or perhaps delete my account. Still up in the air at this point.

Taxes Files and Maryland Refund already Received.

I checked my accounts today and saw a boost in the balance. I looked deeper and sure enough it was the refund of over paid taxes from Maryland. This was pretty fast as I only files this past Friday. File on Friday, get paid the following Wednesday! Awesome. Now I owe in SC because of my rental property and I don’t pay in advance (which I’m thinking of filing or paying into it quarterly. It’s not very much though, so as long as I’m not penalized, I’ll may continue to file as I have for the last couple of years, paying SC instead of getting a refund. Now for Federal Refund, which gets smaller every year. That one may take some time and especially if the Government is shut down again, it may take even longer.

I use TurboTax by the way – the Home and Small Business version since I have a “business” of a rental property.

Stopped using Facebook

A few days ago, I decided that I didn’t want to use Facebook any longer. I’m tired of the crap that shows up. Posts that are too religious, too atheist, too left, too right. For Trump, against Trump. For the wall, against the wall. Too Much Bull Shit!

So, good bye FB for the time being. I’ve even deleted the app from my phone. I’m not closing the account yet, but may do so sometime in the future. I don’t want to drop the contacts I have nor lose the photos and that kind of stuff. And, in case I come back, I’ll want to keep the same account.

To that end, I’m going top try to do more posts to this page. I’m still not sure if I’ll keep this page where it currently is, and I have a few months to make a decision to find a new host, host it myself or just find a new service that isn’t WordPress.