Thursday, October 22, 2015
Andre Segovia and Assets and Options
With property taxes looming on the horizon not to mention all the other bills, I'm thinking of robbing Peter to pay Paul. I might sell my slab roller and my raku kiln. I can roll slabs by hand much better than I can on the slab roller and I have yet to use the raku kiln.
Half thinking of going down to one car. Two car payments and car insurance is a killer. We got my used low mileage car when we left Florida so we'd have one dependable car but still have two years to pay on it. It still has low miles and is very dependable. We used to get older cars and could work on them ourselves. I remember when we bought old cars for less than $1000. Car insurance and repairs on old cars is less costly too. They don't have all the electronics and parts are much cheaper.
Our two years are just about up for the Dish subscription and we plan to cancel. I have some cocktail rings I can sell which I haven't worn since the 70s. Never have been much of a jewelry person. But where can I safely sell them. Don't dare do so on craigslist. Guess I'm supposed to sign up for supplemental Medicare before I get fined for not doing so; maybe there is a free one. Ha.
I got a letter from the tax man saying I need to file the form for the Affordable Healthcare Act. OK, I got a minuscule refund on my taxes from them and they sent the letter to this address. Which means they got my tax forms and knowing this address also proves it. The letter does say to ignore it if you sent in the form. Talk about scaring people for no reason, I guess the government's files aren't in very good order. Oh brother. Food and utilities continue to increase and income remains the same. There will be no social security increase next year. Oh, but Medicare will go up. Just thinking of a lack of money and all the bills wears me out. No wonder my neck hurts. At least we have options but I worry about what we'll do when we run out of assets and options.
Andre Segovia in San Francisco in the late 70s or early 80s. Segovia is regarded as the greatest classical guitarist of all time. I think those were the days of wine and roses. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.