As far as the photo, yes, it really gets that pretty here, and I like that aspect about this part of the country. However, to get that green and beautiful we get a lot of rain, and the humidity is high for the most part. We also get quite a few tornado alerts during this season from spring to summer, like we did this past week, which get a bit scary.
At any rate, this year I took my taxes to a new CPA as I didn't have a very good one (understatement) last year. While he did my 2015 taxes, I had brought along last year's 2014 taxes as well, and he caught what he thought was an error. So I agreed to let him doing an amendment to that 2014 return. Well, last week after I'd agreed to let him do that, I get a letter from the IRS saying that the lady that did the 2014 return also screw up a bunch more stuff. So I'm having to track down paperwork for 2014 so that all this can be done before a May deadline so I don't incur more penalties. Hopefully this will be able to resolve itself and that's that.
I'm surprising myself over this as it's cost me more money, but I've retained a cool head, I guess I figure what good would worrying or pitching a fit do, the outcome is the same, although I do worry some--I can't help it. The upshot I think to all this is: in 2014 I had the gut reaction at the time to not use this lady. I'm not sure why, just that it didn't feel right or I didn't trust her or she seemed unprofessional, but went ahead and let her do the taxes. I think I thought, well, I'll use her this year, and next year I'll find someone else, how bad could it be? I need to trust my gut more. Is that considered common sense or intuition? I don't know, but yeah, sometimes it pays to pause and rethink things.
At any rate, I tried to lower the door to the attic and it would not come down all the way to where I can unfold the ladder. I kept looking at it, and thought maybe the springs holding the door up were messed up or maybe it was the mechanism that allows the ladder to get lowered. I went and got a ladder to closer inspect it, and then a flashlight. I kept looking and looking and couldn't figure it out, until I went to the underneath side of the door that lowers and noticed that when they put in my new garage door a few months back, the railing they installed sticks up a few more inches not allowing clearance for that door to drop fully. So I've got to call them Monday or this week. At least it looks like they can cut off about six inches of that railing to clear the door, and that's enough to solve the problem. If it's not one thing it's two? Oh well, that's life.