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.


About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and 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, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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