Hemorrhagic swine flu in Ukraine….
We’ve “cycled through” our 3-month food supply by eating it all over the last few months. (Didja know that canned pork’n’beans tastes great with canned spaghetti? I didn’t either.) I’m gonna try to do a Costco run next week to get us back up to at least 30 days’ worth of supplies. Gotta do some juggling on the monthly budget/cash flow spreadsheet. And the spare gas cans are empty, and we used up much of our flu supplies over the summer with basic colds… still have three weeks’ worth of Tamiflu, though. But the time to restock the rest of it is right now.
I attended a national law firm’s Preparing the Workplace for Pandemic Flu seminar back in May. Have we implemented any of the recommendations at our workplace? We have not, and that’s basically my fault. Time to squeeze that into my workweek somehow….
Oh, California’s 10%
tax hike withholding increase (to be “refunded” on next year’s tax return) isn’t helping. Saw my reduced paycheck hit the bank this afternoon and immediately decided the wife and I will be presenting our respective payroll departments with revised W-4s tomorrow. 9 exemptions here we come. Why? Because I fully expect that, just like this year, I will get a four-figure tax refund IOU from the state that I can’t redeem until October. Screw ’em.
* for the Captain Trips reference, see here.