Tuesday, we went to the Social Security Office and filed for my wife’s SS, not on HER work, but on mine as a disabled person. Things looked good to go!
Thursday, we spent three-and-a-half hours at the county Senior Citizen’s office, only to learn that they couldn’t do out taxes after all. Apparently, they aren’t allowed to do mortgage income, so we took the papers over to my stepson to do the task. We’d hoped to avoid bothering him with them this year, since he’s working a different job, but I told him that he was now stuck for life. I used to be self-employed and prided myself on doing my own taxes (and those of my parents), but they “simplified” them so much that they became completely inunderstandable to me.
Saturday, we got a letter from the main Social Security Office saying that my wife didn’t qualify for SS due to insufficient income. That means they didn’t even read the form before rejecting it. I’ll fight it. We also got groceries for us and Mom on Saturday.
Today (Sunday), I managed to get my little chainsaw mill frame roughly stabilized and leveled before the rain ran me in. It still has to be shimmed further to get it perfectly level, but that involves patience, not hard work. Lastly, I’ll drive 4-6 stakes around it to keep it from shifting, and then I’ll be ready to finish creosoting the wood and bolt on hardware.
Not exactly a good week, but it could have been worse. Hope yours was better.