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Thursday, April 4th, 2002
I got paid today. Which is good, because our checking balance was down to $16.80 or so.

I suppose that one way of looking at it is that this is exactly the result I wanted--not bouncing any checks, but moving as much as feasible into savings. And we have gotten to the point that I'm confident we can cover our taxes. (Yay!) And eat for the next couple of weeks, too.

Even so, $16.80 in checking is a bit closer to the wire than I am totally comfortable with. Yay for direct deposit.

Saturday, we meet with the accountant to figure out exactly what the tax liability is. I hope he does at least as well as TurboTax at finding savings opportunities.

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I guess I'm not completely healthy yet. I seem to have entered that phase of sickness in which I am singlehandedly replenishing the world's depleted snot reserves. Pass the Kleenex.

I left work early today, because I was failing to push any thoughts through my muzzy brain. I drove home (taking it cautiously, since I feared my reactions might be slow). I lay down and fell asleep for a couple of hours.

I still have a big backlog of journal entries to write, but I don't know that I'll get to them tonight.

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11:18p - SUV
Another delayed journal entry: Last Friday, I had a chance to see an SUV being used for off-road driving.

I was driving down East Liberty Boulevard when I saw headlights pointed at me from my side of the road. I slowed to a stop and saw it was an SUV pointed the wrong way, into incoming traffic. (A correctly-oriented car next to me stopped also.)

We all looked at each other's headlights for a few minutes, and then the SUV slowly drove up over the grassy divider and into the road on the proper side for the way it wanted to go.

I am still undecided on whether this use really justifies SUV ownership.

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