Without even trying my one track mind has somehow started to slide off the Summer track and on to the Winter track. The weather cooling off probably has something to do with it, because I'm having to start up my radiant heater every morning now for an hour or so. It also may be all the talk about today being the first day of Fall, and to me Fall means preparing to leave before it gets too cold. And I think reading on the Internet about other full-time RVers that are hitching up, or getting ready to hitch up, also puts me in a mood to head South. Whatever it is at the moment I've got part of my one track mind still hanging on to Summer, and the other part slowly sliding into the Winter travel season, and the colder it gets here the stronger is my desire to follow the geese and head South.
I had a strange conversation with my accountant the other day. I had been expecting that I would have to drive to Colorado Springs and pick up my personal taxes to be mailed away to the IRS. But he called me and said that I didn't have to file this year. Now my hearing is not all that great, but it's actually not as bad as most people think there's just too many people that whisper all the time, so I thought I misunderstood what he said and he actually said I didn't have to pay anything this year, because I didn't have to pay anything last year.
But when he said I didn't have to file this year he actually meant I didn't have to send in a 1040, I didn't have to sign anything or send anything to the IRS. I couldn't believe it, I'd never heard of that before, I thought you always had to send paperwork to the IRS. But apparently in certain situations you don't actually have to file with the IRS, and I'm in that situation.
So I've been working and paying taxes since I was 16 years old and now at 73 after working in one way or another my entire life, I've finally reached a point where I'm so poor the IRS no longer cares about me. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.