Finally submitted my tax return. I had a recovery rebate credit based on my 2020 income being less than my 2019 income. I've heard that having this credit might slow refunds down; hopefully my refund will come in a reasonable amount of time. The amount of my refund will cover both my new washing machine and my new air conditioner. Hopefully I will receive the refund before the credit card bill is due.
The new washer and A/C arrived Friday. The new washer is more powerful than the old one, and revealed a plumbing problem that needs to be dealt with before I can actually use the new machine. The plumber comes Tuesday morning. What with COVID, I didn't call the plumber all year last year and a number of non-emergency issues arose--my list of things for the plumber to check totals 5, just one of which is the washing machine issue. I don't know that I can afford to get everything done that needs to be done, but I will deal with the most pressing stuff and possibly defer the things that can get let go, in particular fixing the outdoor spigot connection inside the basement. I don't really use my backyard at all; I just have a gardener mow the grass and I pull out the biggest weeds in the beds. But *next* year I'd like to do a little gardening, so if need be I can put that one repair, at least, on hold until 2022.
53 days until my exam!