sheila drove up from florida to take her friend for chemo all last week. . last night she died..
in an entire lifetime you don't get many really good friends..i think sheila lost one last night.
it is possible to forget the people who made you miserable,
but those who made you really laugh you never forget
---even i don't forget them !
however i sometimes forget to contact them.. and then something like sheila's friend happens.
! so that is a project for the day. touch tendrils (even tho i think my high school friends bobbie, steve and dar read this???)
it is no secret i am less than thrilled at this^&%**((&*& accreditation...i hate the whole thing... and then a piece comes to rest where sheila( obrien who will be our 'inspector') with her long red fingernailos, is.. i hate to say correct.. but ?helpful??
had an email from jon hice ( annenberg foundation) questions about our 990 form... which involves "these %*)()_(*_) 'policies' that sheila is badgering me about.... typically the entire- section gets all checked "no"-- no joint ventures, no ceo compensation, no tanning booth kind of thing... but in th emiddle i could say yes to -- we do have a policy of locking up documents and disposing by burning in the fireplace... and i think i saw in the last accreditation , a written whistleblower policy... whatever that is..
i emailed the answers( tina checked the spelling) and said theresa would type an official letter in the morning--- thankfully he said "no need to do that "
i am assuming the answers were ok-- it never occurred to me he could just as well have been telling me they were all useless.
we are a small efficient episode without many of the complicatons of running general motors. like how often do the directors meet?.. well they are in and out of here at least 1 per week- do we write a report? whatever happens is in this daily doggie... iprobably not what thei irs types had in mind... but it works....it is wonderful to deal with someone who can make that work.. the value of content... not appearences of content.
also -- hopefully his email indicates they were getting ready to write checks- there ae a couple projects on hold til we have that grant money in hand.... or bank...
another washer dryer in the cellar is high on the list. the laundry wascomatt is getting old-- it has lead a hard life-- and rather than replace it-- i think adding too the laundry project in the house would be most helpful
ryan i s supposed to be getting the green golf cart out and working --??? today??? i hate to see people carrying tubs of laundry down the driveway.
and the pond is open.... it is mudsville-- big time-- the huge wad of snow on the hill is still draining into the pond, but i did managet to get out to the 'compost' pile and add1000 pounds of lime and turn it all over... churning up the pile is a perfect job for someone who wants to learn to use the back hoe.-- it is in 3 sections current ..semi old --- and old ( about 3 years??)
someday we may be able to try and have grass and mow... we don't mow the lawn, we mow the green weeds.
april 15th ?? isnt that hte day we have to file for an extesion??
historically the local libraries have all the forms needed... because .. you will not believe this... some of the irs forms online are not to be used to file-- they are practice ones- you have to get the identical ones in the mail...