Good News / Bad News

I finally got to my condo for my day off early in the afternoon today.  I had the 6:30 a.m. Mass at the parish followed by a Finance Committee meeting.  Part of our agenda was to go over our annual finance report.  That meeting ended at 8:10 a.m.

After the meeting, Deacon Joe, Deacon Dave and I went out to breakfast.  We try to do that every Wednesday morning.  After breakfast, I had to get back to the parish and get my vestments together to celebrate Mass at Hartsfield Nursing Home.

When I came back after Mass, I fully intended on leaving for my day off but I had to stay and update our parish and school web site in order to advertise for a music teacher.  Our teacher resigned this morning.  If you know anyone who is interested in teaching music in elementary school, they can check out the job description here.

So, after all of that, I got to Michigan City.  It took a while because I left later in the day and traffic even on the side streets was horrible because of all the work going on with the expressways.

I checked my mail and found a letter from the assessor.  I received my projected assessment for this tax year.  The good news is that I will be paying less taxes.  The bad news is the assessment of my place is lowered again.  At its high point, my place was assessed at $92,000.  Last year, the assessment was $75,000.  This year, they project the assessment at $65,000.  Looks like I’ll never make any money when I sell this place.  So much for “real estate as an investment”.

But, it’s a nice place to come to on a day off.  When I can actually take a day off, that is.

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