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February 22, 2021

Good morning crew,

The wife and I finally got our taxes done this weekend. We're getting back about what we got last year. That is to say, not a lot. But still, getting a few hundred back is better than having to write a check.

With any luck we'll be getting the refund just as the weather starts warming up a bit. Both the wife and I have been going a little stir crazy with this crazy winter and we've been talking about taking a weekender somewhere. It'll have to be somewhere cheap, but anywhere more exotic than our basement will be a welcome change of pace.

I've been thinking about heading down to southern Illinois to visit my alma mater. It's been 20 years since I've kicked around that old town and I'd like to refresh my memories. Plus, the wife never went away to school and she's expressed curiosity about what university life is like.

But with the advantage of 25 years of hindsight, not to mention gainful employment, I think we'll be able to do better than drinking 25 cent drafts of domestic beer until we feel sick and eating ramen noodles.

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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