Home at last!

Yay, I’m at home!  I love being at home because it’s not work.  I love my job, it’s just that I’m really loving my home-with-the-family time lately.  Also, I’m tired tonight, so it’s a good thing I don’t have to be working right now.  Not that I got much done earlier…

But since I’m feeling particularly whiny about the state of tax season this year, I thought I’d write a little more about my lovely ordeal with the Social Security Administration yesterday.  I know I already said that I was thoroughly irritated with them by the time I got a real live person on the phone, and here’s why:

• 1:46 p.m.  Between my kids, my dad, and the government, it’s been a headache-inducing sort of day, and mine’s a doozy.

1:55 p.m.  It’s official: I really, REALLY hate calling numbers where you have to talk to a recording.  Yes, that means you, U.S. Government.

1:56 p.m.  “Our automated system can handle many tasks quickly.”  No, no it can’t.  Shut up and put me on the phone with an actual person already!

1:56 p.m.  And shut up so I can complain aloud to my coworkers!

1:57 p.m.  AAARRRGGHH!  IT WON’T SHUT UP!!!  SHOOT ME NOW!

• 2:02 p.m.  “Please say and spell your mother’s maiden name.  If you don’t know what it is, just say none.”  Seriously?  Who doesn’t know that?

2:02 p.m.  Yay!  Hold music!  THANK GOD!

• 2:05 p.m.  Okay, so this hold music really, really sucks, but at least it’s less annoying than the stupid recording I was talking to a few minutes ago.

2:06 p.m.  I nearly screamed at the stupid recording when it didn’t understand my name.  It’s a freaking letter!  It’s not that complicated!

2:23 p.m.  But I don’t want to paper file my return!  I think I’ll try to e-file it again (for the fourth time).  Maybe this time it won’t be rejected.

2:42 p.m.  I can hope, anyway.  I really, really hope it won’t be rejected this time.  *crosses fingers*

Yeah, my return was rejected.  Again.  But at least this time I think I know why, and it has something to do with the info I dug up last night that I didn’t know about before, so maybe tomorrow when Randy goes over things again, he’ll be able to fix it and then we can e-file our return and it won’t be rejected and we can get our refund so that we can start doing things around the house again and perhaps I can stop writing in hugely long run-on sentences or maybe not but perhaps.

Also, it’s really cold in here.  Again.  Like it’s been all the rest of this God-forsaken winter.  I can’t wait till June.  On the other hand, I saw this really great Heart of the City strip tonight:

Aunt Melissa sent it home with me for Greg.  He got a real bang out of it.

And now, off to bed!

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