Today I finally open what I considered to be ‘junk mail’ … one from the NZ Inland Revenue Department – seeing as I don’t live in NZ anymore, I didn’t bother rushing to open it … today I did … and today I found a bill for NZ$50 for a late filing penalty … for the non-filing of a tax return in NZ when I reside in Australia, and have done for 3 1/2 years now – I haven’t earned taxable earnings in NZ since 2003, for goodness sake!!! … payment due 07Feb07 … With any luck I’ll get this one reversed just for stupidity’s sake, but then again it’s a Government department, after all, so anything is possible!
It’s a good job I’m a relatively strong person, or I would’ve sunk into the murky mire of serious depression ages ago … but I am definitely reaching my limits now, that’s for sure!! If nothing else, though, it’s stopped the tears and brought that fighting spirit back again (mutter mutter mutter) I must say, though, it’s starting to feel like I’m starring in some sort of comedy farce … except the sense of humour’s a bit warped and not all that funny!
Sorry, no stitching piccies – I’m just not in the stitching mood right now (plus these shifts aren’t very conducive to it).
I am, however, very grateful to see the beautiful blue sunny sky outside my windows today, followed by the cooling breeze coming through the windows (as opposed to the fiery heat pouring through on Sunday at 42C!).