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Other stuff I did - before going to dinner I sat on the couch, which Spook knows is her cue to sit next to me and be brushed. She really enjoys it, especially now that she gets it that I can brush her where she can't reach. Also trimmed her nails. I think I got all but one thumbnail, but it's hard to tell because her nails are hidden under thick fur which extends past the ends of the nails.

In the mail was the W2 for my unemployment insurance, which is subject to federal taxes. I built a spreadsheet using the IRS tables, my final Arris pay report which included my YTD salary, severance, PTO payout, annual bonus and YTD taxes withheld. Also added the one social security check for December. Quicken showed me how much I earned on the current contract in 2016. Not considering what I paid in medical costs, or what I earned in capital gains, it looks like I will owe the IRS about $1k  because I did not have them take $ from my unemployment payments. When I got my severance I put $7k away in savings, hoping I would get another job soon, knowing deductions would be too low at a lower paying job (withholding is based on the tax bracket for the current salary) to offset my higher pay earlier.

Got invited to the second annual meeting of San Jose Musical Theater, but I told them to take me off the mailing list. Two reasons:
2. It's a potluck, they want everyone to bring a main course.
1. They are planning another concert. I joined this group to do theater, not to be on a mailing list for one night stand concerts. Especially when there are no auditions. 
1A. They are no closer to being a viable theater company than they were a year ago. I had volunteered to help them set up a web page. They still don't have one.


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