Mo's Manic Monday - Tax

Posted: Monday, April 16, 2007 by Travis Cody in

It's time for another Manic Monday. Don't forget to visit MM HQ at It's A Blog Eat Blog World.

This is a good time to update y'all on the big move. Things haven't been too taxing so far. The folks came up for the weekend to see the new place. They gave it an enthusiastic stamp of approval.

We went shopping on Saturday and found a computer desk on clearance - only $42 for the floor model!! So we'll get it next weekend already assembled.

No move is complete without at least 17 trips to Home Depot. We made the first two trips over the weekend, picking up a new maple cabinet to increase storage in the kitchen and some shelving for the office. We'll install those next weekend.

And the big purchase...42" plasma TV!!!! Wooooooooooooooooo!! That gets installed a week from today, complete with a home theater system and new DVD.

The last major purchase I need to make is a new washing machine. The one in the condo would be fine, but it isn't large capacity. So I'll have to take care of that this week.

Did y'all get your taxes done?? You've only got until tomorrow to file.

Dang! I'm tired and I'm already stiff and sore. Good thing I scheduled movers for the big day. They'll get it done in a couple of hours. When was it that I got all old and creaky???

Tune in tomorrow for a Dancing review! It's Rumba and Samba!


  1. Oh gee...and you're almost twenty years younger than I am! You're really making me feel enthusiastic about our move next month!!! Ugh.

  1. new place sounds great... are you going to post photos so we can see it? come ON trav!!!

    smiles, bee

  1. Mags says:

    So...when's the party? I mean, you have all this new stuff 'n all...

    I'll bring the dip!

  1. Jamie says:

    There will be a massive on line housewarming right?

    Good luck with the finishing touches on the move

  1. Matt-Man says:

    Sounds spiffy Trav. I'm doing my taxes tonight. I have always felt that deadlines are to be met, not exceeded. Cheers!!

  1. wolfbaby says:

    Well now if your getting ride of a large capasity washer throw it my way would ya LOL Movers.. how neat I have never moved with them before.. we have always just hauled it ourselves... the thought of having movers.. how neat!! im seriously thinking that might be a good idea for future moves!! congrats again on the new place!!!

  1. TopChamp says:

    oooh... it's great showing people your new place isn't it? I too hope you post a pic or too as it's very exciting news & I'd love to see it.

    (completely off the point but there's nobody here to tell! I'm listening to copacobana cd as I'm playing it tonight.. there are only 2 trumpets booked though and listening to the CD there should be at least 3... maybe 4 one of whom could share my part a bit. There will be bits missing which sound great. Normally I'd fill them in but this is a real blow without adding any more in!)

  1. lisa says:

    What a fun buying spree! You're going to love that 42" plasma. And NEXT tax season, you will have a nice write off.

  1. Morgen says:

    I love how a new plasma tv takes precedence over a washing machine!

  1. Comedy + says:

    Travis - So, when is the party and give me your colors so I can get you a nice housewarming gift. Pictures please, when you have it looking like you want. Congratulations on your new-digs.

  1. I'm so happy for you ...

    I'm with mags... when's the party... you do have that new 42" Plasma TV ... I'll bring the chips since mags is brining dip... ;-)

  1. Travis, I'm happy to hear things are progressing smoothly for you and your lady. I'll bet you are paying lots of sales taxes on your purchases, lol.

  1. Turnbaby says:

    Awesome Trav--good on ya with the movers--it's still a hassle

    So excited to see you so excited!

  1. Steven says:

    I'll be at the house warming party...just let us know when it is! :-) Congrats!!

  1. Natalie says:

    Glad the move went well! I still need to do my state taxes. I was't excited because i was only getting like 20 back so i kept putting it off.

  1. Yes, mine are complete and mailed in.

    I am so envious of your plasma TV! :p

  1. Meribah says:

    **Points and laughs at old, creaky Trav** Want some oil on that? LOL :P
    By the way, congrats on the new TV! Sounds awesome!

  1. Moving is soooooo taxing on the body and the psyche. Ugh.

    Don't envy you the move, but yay on the new television! Wooohooo!

  1. Travis says:

    Gracie: Awwww. Keep telling yourself it's fun - that's what I do!

    Bee: Mayhap I'll do pics of the place for WW.

    Mags: Party?? Hmmmm.

    Jamie: I've never thrown an online housewarming before - could be interesting.

    Matt: An excellent philosophy!

    Wolfbaby: Movers are the only way to go. That way your friends stay your friends and just come over for beer and pizza when it's all done!

    TC: You gotta post some audio of your group!!

    Lisa: Well of course I bought it for the write off!! Heehee! I can't wait to watch Dancing and sports on it!

    Mo: One must keep one's priorities in order!

  1. Travis says:

    Comedy: Y'all are so demanding about pics! OK OK! Check back for Wordless Wednesday!

    Dix: Lemme get moved - just two more weeks to go.

    Imma: Thanks. I'm keeping an eye on that sales tax for next year's taxes!

    Turn: It's a hassle, but less so than getting all my buddies together and making sure they lay off the beer until everything is moved!

    Steven: Thanks dude!

    Nat: Only about 36 hours to go on those taxes darlin!

    CWM: The TV was surprisingly affordable. It was all the accessories that jacked up the cost!

    Meri: You're a harsh little puppy ye are darlin!

    Songbird: It's always tough to move, but I'll be there for at least 5 years so it's all good.

  1. Tisha! says:

    42" you dirty dog!

    keep up that strength baby mouaaaah

  1. Sanni says:

    WOO-HOO! A computer desk for $42??? Then I would purchase a 42" Plasma, too. *LOL* So please tell me where to buy the desk ;)