Yesterday was quiet. Probably because dh knew I was pissed off and he kept his distance. My mom did call, again still worried about her money. I'm not sure what is going on with her computer. She rarely even gets on it (I can see she hasn't checked her emails in a good 3 months now), but whenever she tries it appears to be disconnected from wi-fi. The last 2 times I was at her apartment I turned on her computer (she doesn't leave it on) to see what was going on and both times it was not connected to wi-fi. I highly doubt it is anything she is doing - she wouldn't know how to access that on her computer, so I'm not sure what would be causing it to keep disconnecting. There must be some setting that disconnects it when she turns off her computer and doesn't auto reconnect.
She wanted to get on to look at her bank account, but she said it was showing "server not available". Then I also realized she was trying to access her old bank. I'm not sure how she did that, as I actually thought I had deleted that bank from her "favorites" tabs across the top of her browser. I told her that is her old bank, but also that it looks like her computer isn't connected to the internet and I can't fix that until I'm there again. I told her we don't use Bank of America now, she has a local bank account. She said she doesn't remember doing that. But, that's not surprising since she doesn't have her checks, doesn't see statements, etc.
I need to take something down to the mailbox. It warmed up yesterday, but then froze again overnight but the driveway and street looks very icy right now. The outside temp says 30. Our mail used to come like 9 or 9:30 so I've always gotten it out there first thing in the morning, but I've noticed the past few months it's quite a bit later, usually 11-11:30 (new carrier). I can see these times looking on our informed delivery online and it shows the time packages are left in our box. The earliest in the past month or so has been 10am. I think I'm going to wait an hour or so and see if it warms up any to melt the ice on the street. I don't need to slip and fall, that's for sure. It's supposed to get to mid 40's today, but by the time that will happen the mail will have already been picked up, LOL.
We are expecting 2 packages that seem to have stopped tracking and just say "in transit, arriving late". One of them went from the east coast, where it shipped from, to Alaska. Ha! Wrong cold state.
I got started a bit on entering stuff for my tax return. Usually I owe some, due to my side job taxes, but was curious this year, due to our huge medical bills, how much I might owe. So far, putting in what I know and a couple of estimates on one of my mortgage interest docs (I had re-fi'd in March, so I have the original mtg co, the new one, who sold in one month, so one from them, and also one from the current mtg co) and looks like I'll still owe some on federal but getting back more in state, so at this point it's almost a wash, with a little bit extra to me. The other thing I want to make sure I figure out (Turbo Tax) is if I am getting credited the 4 months of paying for the new health insurance, where I was supposed to be getting approx $200/mo subsidy that I wasn't aware of, so hadn't applied for. My understanding is it's supposed to adjust for it/credit me when I do my tax return. I have a feeling it's not, because it has me put in the total spent, which I'm thinking it's going to assume was for the whole year, so it's not going to calculate it was for 4 months and I was only supposed to pay $440 a month and was paying $640. If there is $800 I'm supposed to get and am not seeing it, I may have to pay for extra tax expert help. It appears there is a separate form to fill out and file to claim a premium credit and you show the months you had the ACA insurance. Ok, good! Well, then I might be getting around a $1000 back in taxes then, between my fed and state returns combined.
I belong to this decor page on Facebook (one of several, but this is the one most active). Boy, people just cannot read! Someone will post a specific question and people start answering other things. For example, I made a post (like only my 2nd) asking to see people's floor lamps they have in their homes. A few posted pics, but I'll bet a good majority of them told me what store(s) to try to buy them in...Ya, I know where to look/shop, I didn't ask for that. I asked to see the lamps they have in their homes! One lady just posted a picture of antique type secretaries desk with a few knicknacks on top. Above it was a large clock on the wall. She asked about her knicknacks on top and specifically said "the clock is staying where it is" and half the people responded about the clock. The OP even kept commenting under their comments "I didn't ask about the mirror". Another one just asked "show me your home exteriors with brick and stone. We had hardiboard and stone before, but dh doesn't want to use siding." First pic commented? someone's home with siding and stone. 2nd comment - same thing. Is it really that hard to read?? She just said she didn't want to use siding! I'm starting to get annoyed with it all, so like SAM, I don't know why I keep following it, LOL.
Welp, it's probably about as warmed up as it's going to get outside before the mail carrier picks up, so out I got, hoping to to slip and slide too much!
Update: it was a total sheet of ice on our walkway and then driveway. I said nope, not gonna do it. Too far of walk all the way down the driveway and then all the way down the street to take a chance.