Met with our tax lady on Sunday. First time the wife and I will be filing as Married. Should be interesting to see what happens.
Looked at our home tax bill: it's up $500 from last year, to about $4400. By far the largest single portion of the bill goes to schools; around $1900. Fire and police were about $100 combined, IIRC. It makes me think about taxes, how they are spent, who gets tax breaks (aka - who makes me pay more), and then thinking that, overall, for a $350k house, that's a pretty reasonable amount of money to pay for all the services I get.
Then on Monday I thought we had the day off work... until I got a call at 2:PM from my boss asking if I was OK... Oops.
Oh! And I bought the Google Mesh network devices, and they are winging their way to me! Yay! I may finally be able to get high quality wifi in the parts of the house where I actually need it! Woohoo!