Wednesday, June 9, 2010

An Update and a Some Freebies

The Historian took our tax stuff to the accountant today.  She called the Department of Revenue and explained the obvious error.  They thought it was funny.  I guess one could find adding a one to turn $17,800 into $178,100 and a $250 refund into a $12,000 liability funny if they were not the victim.  According to the phone call, we are in the clear, and they shall send our refund.  The accountant says that what's said on the phone doesn't really matter, but since the error was so obvious, that should be enough.  She also sent a letter with the details of the conversation and copies of our state tax return via certified mail.  She advised us to take some money out of the bank  for living expenses just in case they don't clear our case before the $12,000 is due.  They have been know to seize bank accounts on closed cases before.  I'm ready for this to be over.

On the bright side, the accountant found a couple of deductions that we missed.  She said that those deductions might just take care of her fee.  At least we could break even.  We really don't have cash to spare for accountant's fees.

Now for some freebies...

Journey to the Stars DVD Are you ready to take your students a Journey to the Stars? The American Museum of Natural History and NASA have joined forces to produce a planetarium show about the amazing variety of stars that dot our cosmos--exploding stars, giant stars, dwarf stars, neutron stars, even our own star! But you don't have to go to a planetarium to experience this mind-blowing journey. NASA will send you a DVD and Educator's Guide, for free!

Free Family Film Festival Selected G or PG movies start at 10:00am every Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. Tickets and seating are first-come, first-served and are limited to theatre capacity. The Free Family Film Festival is safe, lots of fun and a great way for kids to spend a weekday morning in the summer. Tickets for our 2010 Free Family Film Festival are exclusively available at select theatres’ box office on the day of the show.

Kids Bowl Free Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever “Kids Bowl Free” program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.  Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the particpating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.


  1. How did you embed the youtube video? That is something I can not figure out. Glad that your tax issue is almost cleared up. You have a great list there of free stuff to do.

  2. I'm glad things worked out. One load off. Thanks sharing the freebie.