Taxes, shootings, moving

Here is a partial list of things I don’t like: income taxes, property taxes, taxes in general, any taxes that come due right after you pay the moving bill and order new countertops. My bad – as the saying goes. Jack Benny always said timing is every thing – and the timing sucks this year.

Then there is the fact that I want to have a bunch of trees and bushes removed from the new yard. That one is going to wait a while. Other than that, things are progressing in the new house. Sure, there are still boxes everywhere, but I now have silverware to eat with and plates to put the food on. Maybe I’ll try actually fixing a meal tomorrow instead of putting a frozen meal in the microwave or just eating an apple.

Today, another shooting took place at Fort Hood in Texas. I still don’t know what to say to such a violent act. I am fully aware of how much stress our military is under from multiple deployments and I can truly say from experience that stress does incredibly awful things to a person. I feel utter despair for the families of any victims today. There is no easy solution either. None at all. My prayers go to the innocent and their families – and in the case of this being PTSD related – all of the families need our prayers.

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy is scheduled for release in Nov. 2018. National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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