We have been planning for some time to take a trip to visit my sister, Nene. A certain gathering takes place in her little village every year that is quite the sight, and we've been a few times before, but not for a few years. And this will be our first trip without my parents. Even though we'd originally planned this in order to see lots of family only to find out we were going a week too early to do so, we decided to continue with our plans anyway.
Several things this last week came up (finances not being the least) which made us wonder if we would be able to make the trip. This was causing me considerable stress, and I did not know what to do. We wanted the trip to happen, but just didn't know if it would be possible.
Then yesterday, right before heading to do some shopping, we checked the mail. It seems there was a problem with our 2009 State Taxes. They had chosen our return to review and had found a problem. There was one form, it seems, that we had forgotten to include in our return. This review now means that we will be getting a nice little check from the State Tax Commission sometime in the next thirty days. That, combined with my regular paycheck, my bonus paycheck, and my college paycheck, which are all coming in the next couple of weeks, make it so we can now go on our trip.