We did our US Tax return today - or at least we got Terry, our lady at H&R Block, to do them for us, and we got a very nice refund from both state and federal taxes. We are huge procrastinators with most things, but with our tax return we always manage to get it done just as soon as we have received all the information we need. Last year we ended up having to pay a load extra, but this year as I am not working we will get some back.
Apparently there was a 2.1 earthquake very close to us last night, but we didn't notice. It was centred about 5 miles away, but the first we knew was hearing it on the news this afternoon. They are not expecting it to lead to any more seismic activity, but of course we are all supposed to be prepared for a big one - water, food, radio, flashlight, etc, but we are not I am afraid.
I have volunteered to beta test PodFitness. The company producing it, Power Music, is based here in Salt Lake City and one of my favourite instructors works for them. They also produce special CDs for all types of group fitness classes. I haven't heard whether they will need me yet, but it should be fun if they do.
One of my erstwhile favourite novelists is publishing a new book next month, but I am not going to tell you who because I am so mad with him I don't want to give him any publicity. He is using 9/11 as a plot point and I get really irate with people who use other people's misery to make money - if they donate the proceeds then fine - if it is their own misery then it sometimes OK to milk it for all it's worth, they probably deserve it, but this is not the case here. I will not be buying this book, or borrowing it from the library, or even telling people about it.
I am working on another calculator to work out the even spacing of increases across a row, such as when transferring between the ribbing and main stitch areas of a sweater. I know there are other calculators for this out there, but I need the challenge. I have got a bit bogged down with it and made it more complicated that I think it really needs to be, but I will probably finish it tomorrow. It's good to get my head round a little bit of programming now and again - it really gets the brain cells working.