So far I think I have spent 5 or 6 hours just sorting out receipts. I haven't even begun to actually get into the taxes part of this task. I have discovered that in fact I have not been sorting receipts since 2004. Just been tossing them into a corner of my study. Waiting for some kind of system to take shape. Then fearing said pile and not going near it to devise a system. In 2006, I did in fact start keeping ASif! postage receipts in one place. But not with any real care so I still have to sort through everything for the rest of them.
I estimate I have another 2 hours of receipt sorting to go before I can actually ... start.
I've tossed away a fair whack of useless bits of paper and aim to have another more thorough cull in the next round. The next round is a bit scary cause it's a multipronged attack to a) submit my 2007/2008 taxes b) forensically audit TPP and construct the financial spreadsheets and a system for moving forward into the future so as not to have to do this EVER again and c) figuring out my own personal spending breakdown over at least last year to compare to this year, which means admitting how much money I spend on coffee and stuff.
It's all good. Pain is good. Right? I can handle the truth. On a good day. I just ... hate the word budget
In other news, New Ceres Nights
is taking shape. Stories have been laid out and we are doing the final final final proof on those. It looks like a real BOOK! Which is pretty exciting!
Many more miles to go before I sleep ...