Friday, December 09, 2011

Crash Course






Sooooooooooooo 

Yesterday I had a crash course in bookkeeping........ OR.. a crash course in how stupid I am .............. (and don't bother correcting me... when it comes to math/bookkeeping/money I am stupid at worst - careless at best)

D was wonderful - encouraging - never got exasperated - calm - reassuring - everything a good teacher should be......... Me on the other hand kept having mini panic attacks... she would ask for figures and for the life of me I couldn't find them.... I knew where they used to be - only they weren't there yesterday.

D kept tap tapping away on the key board - correcting my 3 months worth of mistakes.  I sat like a good student beside the teacher - trying to understand what she was doing.  Finally I gave up... figured once she had cleared / fixed all the mistakes we would get down to teaching me how NOT to do it all again.

W sat just behind us and watched and every so often would rub my back - or tell me to go have a cigarette when it all just got too much ............. 

After 3 1/2 hours she had fixed the problems - set up the tax base correctly - even figured out what I owed (and should have paid in Sept) to one of the governments.  I wrote the cheque...... I write cheques well.... 


Then she showed me how to enter deposits in 2 steps instead of 6 (I wrote it down honest I did - hopefully come January 1st when I do the next deposits..... I will remember - or W will remember.  I am still struggling with debit / credit - and what they both mean... why can't they just say payments out and  payments in??? that's about how my brain works... 


And then she made another appointment for January - when all the government papers have to be done........ and my next payments to the governments are due...... 


And then she left.


And then W left.


And then I left to go back to work.


This morning I feel like I have been hit by a 10 ton truck.  My shoulders hurt... my neck hurts.. my head hurts......... my stomach is still (for some stupid reason ) tied up in knots.  


I have homework - sort through all the receipts / bills / miscellaneous pieces of paper - get banker's boxes - fill them - and store them.  I have just under a month to get it done.  And keep better record of my spending - know exactly where it goes........ no more guess-ti-mates.

To sum it all up............ well this cartoon says it much better than I can.............

4 comments:

Vixen4770 said...

HUGE HUGS

It's done! Now you only have to focus on one thing at a time. The one thing you have to do today is... No more huge worry about how messed up the program is.

Ordalie said...

Something I don't understand: why do you have to pay the government?

morningstar said...

@ordalie - because we all must pay taxes on the money we make - sort of a bit pyramid scheme - only this one's legal.

Ordalie said...

Sorry! I didn't realize you were talking about income tax!