A few phone calls back and forth and I now have my mom's tax return question figured out. She's always had a 1099-DIV form to report in the past several years. She couldn't find one in the paperwork for 2017. She ended up calling her broker and he explained there isn't one for 2017, as one of the accounts she had, that had dividends, got closed. In between the phone calls I decided I could probably just log into her investment account online and pull all her tax forms from there.....of course the log in and password info I wrote down to have on hand, when I last visited her, didn't work! I give up. LOL. Anyhow, the tax return her neighbor friend did for her is correct, so we do not have to file an amended return. Yay.
Over 5 weeks now waiting for an appraisal. A bit ridiculous, don't you think? And our luck he'll decide it doesn't appraise for what we paid for the land and the construction costs. You just wait and see. So then what? we just wasted $1000 on an appraisal for nothing? If it can't appraise enough, then we can't get the loan........I just wish we'd get an answer. I'm tired of sitting here wondering. Feels like our life has been completely on hold for weeks now. Supposedly it was due to the bank yesterday, but banker lady said "but they are running later out in your area". Gee, 5 weeks isn't late enough as it is?
I know I've mentioned more than once that I really do not like to cook. Trying to think of what to make for dinner every night......and then actually having to make it?! Ugh! It does help if I plan the meals ahead of time, or at least pick out a weeks worth of meals to make, even if I don't make them on the original night planned. We typically have a main dish of meat or a casserole. Side dishes are a vegetable and then a "sweet" side dish. The veggies I rotate between green beans, corn, and potatoes. The sweet side dish I alternate between applesauce (unsweetened) and jello. Depending on what exactly we are having, sometimes rolls are added. A few meals kind of stand on their own with no sides. Pizza, or for example last night DH just wanted a taco salad. Sometimes we have breakfast for dinner.
I'd like to have another sweet alternative or two to the applesauce and jello, but I don't know what. Sometimes we have rice, but not very often. Occasionally watermelon. Anyone have any other ideas for something a bit sweet, like applesauce or jello? It can't be something I actually have to spend a bunch of time making. I don't even like having to make the main dish! LOL.
Also, has anyone ever frozen Pillsbury dough, like for crescent rolls? We like those, but 8 is just to much for the two of us and I waste half of it. Sometimes I buy the tiny can that has 4 in it, but they don't sell that size here in town, so most often I have to buy the 8 count.