Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Panic Stations

Yesterday was a rubbish day. On the one day I could sleep a little later than usual cause my car was being serviced (and they only opened half an hour after I'm usually at work :P), I woke up when my first alarm went off (at the usual time) in a flat panic about all sorts of things I need to get done. And a mild headache, to boot.

So what were these things I couldn't get out of my head. The one was my 2009 Tax Return. Good old SARS has gone with technology and now let's you do e-filing. Which, don't get me wrong is *great* but, the down side of this is there is no giant envelope arriving in my PO Box to remind me that it needs doing. Sigh. So now I need to remind myself what all documentation my Tax Lady requires and ensure I have it all and get it sent to her pronto. Have at least scanned in the documents I can find so far. My big worry is finding out what documentation I need since Bean & I sold the flat we owned together in August last year ...

The second thing was my travel insurance claim for my delayed luggage in Zanzibar. I have all the documentation, they just needed to be scanned and sent. [Check] - I scanned them last night as well :) Hopefully I'll be able to get the claim sent off sometime today. And even more hopefully they'll actually accept it (Varen & my luggage were checked in together ... under his name :P) But I figure they deal with this all the time, I can't be the first person with a luggage claim like this ... right? Equally hopefully I can get hold of their email address ... can I just say that TIC has a very shoddy website :P Honestly. And in this day & age, what sort of company are you running if you can only accept claims via actual post or fax and not via email?!

And the third was the fact that I really really need to collect my new credit card that has been waiting at the bank for me since before we went to Zanzibar. Eurgh. I hate actually having to go to into a bank branch for *anything* ... besides, who has time to head over to their bank branch during their insane office hours :P So hopefully I'll remember to do it on Saturday!! It expires at the end of October, so I kinda really have to get it done asap before I head off to Canada.

And then I took my car in for it's 2nd annual service (I say annual service because there's no way I ever hit the require kilometers for a service ...). Which in itself was fine. It's just that as I said I had to leave later than usual to be there when they opened ... and traffic freaking sucks. If ever I'm struggling to get out of bed in the mornings, this is the sort of trip that reminds me why I put in the effort! I'm so used to my route in the mornings and which lanes I should be in when and how to avoid the taxi's etc. But when there are that many other cars around you, it is not nearly as easy a drive! So it was not an ideal start to my day, followed by the fact that arriving an hour later than my usual time to work meant I didn't have any quiet time to "adjust" myself in the morning ... hence the pre-written blog post for yesterday.

My headache didn't disappear until about 16h30 when I got home and was instructed by Varen to take 2 of his synap forte (And yes, I'd tried drinking water all day to rehydrate and what not ... after a full day of it, I was all for medication!).

Am feeling much better today ... a weight has lifted now that I made a bit of a dent in the things that were panic-ing me, I have no headache and I have my morning time in the office while the world is still fresh :) Have a lovely Wednesday!


Cheryl McCree said...

I feel in a bit of a panic now after reading that because it reminds me of all the things that I need to do, like do my tax! At least we are already at little Saturday - the weekend is almost here.

The Divine Miss M said...

Headache = instant drugs for me, there is none of this rehydrating etc :P

Tamara said...

Ugh... Also trying to sort out my tax stuff. What a pain! Especially when you've changed employers within a tax year. Means more paperwork.

Good luck with yours.

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