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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #1320 on: September 14, 2021, 06:25:32 pm »
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Here is a friendly reminder note that
I always pass on to all of my local clients at my office.   


If you are a US Tax payer whether living in the USA or not, this is your reminder from me, the friendly CPA in Alaska.
To avoid penalties, tomorrow on September 15th be sure to see your tax consultant and/or mail Form 1040 ES with your estimated tax payment into the IRS by the end of tomorrow, Wednesday.

The Internal Revenue Service reminds people that September 15, 2021, is the deadline for third quarter estimated tax payments. This generally applies to people who are self-employed and some investors, retirees and those who may not normally have taxes withheld from their paycheck by their employers.

The U.S. tax system operates on a pay-as-you-go basis. This means taxpayers are to pay most of their tax during the year, as they earn or receive income. Therefore, individuals not subject to withholding may need to make quarterly estimated tax payments.

HUGS and best wishes, even on "tax day"   :) :o ;)
Danielle
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #1321 on: September 14, 2021, 06:37:13 pm »
UPDATE:  September 14, 2021 .... Tuesday

It was a busy day at my office, a lot of last minute clients trying to file and pay
their 3rd quarter estimated IRS taxes... due on Wednesday, tomorrow, September 15th.
I gave away a lot of my cookies that I keep at my office for my walk-in clients and visitors...
...and I eat my fair share as well...  :o ;)

Weather today was C-O-L-D  this early morning when I woke up it
was 27 degrees (f) Burrrrr!
By mid-day it got up to 52 degrees (f) and now this afternoon the temperature is dropping
as evening approaches.

I think that up here at least, Summer is OVER !!!!!
The Alaskan days are getting markedly shorter, the nights longer.
            Sunrise: 7:15 AM 
               Sunset:  8:14 PM


HUGS and warm regards to all of my Forums friends and followers.
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #1322 on: September 14, 2021, 06:43:41 pm »
Days are getting shorter but you still have 13 hrs of daylight, which is good. Can go to work and come home in the daylight.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #1323 on: September 14, 2021, 09:46:21 pm »
Summer seems to be over in the lower latitudes too.  But, that fact doesn't result in the frigid temps you experience.  Instead, things have cooled from upper 90's to upper 70's.  Probably a similar drop in temperature (a 20 degree drop), the effect is different.  Outside here now is pleasant shorts and T shirt weather, or pleasant almost anything not too bulky weather. 

But, with our cooler nights, the water temp of our lakes is dropping.  The surface temps had been around 80-84 degrees, but now they are closer to 72-75 (depending on what part of the lake you are in.  Refreshingly cool, without being uncomfortable.In another month they will be closer to 68 degrees, which is a bit cool (except, perhaps, for Danielle who might find 68 degree water quite cozy in contrast to the 50 something degree day).

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #1324 on: September 15, 2021, 02:30:50 am »
Still in a bit of a warm spell , low 20C with cloud . Looks like rain on Fri when I am going camping so an early start to get set up before it arrives late morning if the forecast is accurate. Some trees dropping leaves already.
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #1325 on: September 16, 2021, 01:07:47 pm »
Dear Forums Friends:
It looks like I am in for some SNOW and pre-winter weather this weekend....
              I am an Alaska Girl so I am prepared!!!!
HUGS,
Danielle

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Weather Alerts- Central Interior Alaska
Special Weather Statement until THURS Sept 16, 2021,  6:00 PM AKDT
Action Recommended
Avoid the subject event as per the instructions
Issued By
Fairbanks - AK, US, National Weather Service
Affected Area
Upper Tanana Valley and the Fortymile Country
Description
...Cooler temperatures chances of snow this weekend...

Arctic air diving southward this weekend will bring cooler temperatures and chances for snow over portions of the Interior. Overnight lows are expected to dip into the lower 20's in most areas. Some of the colder valleys will see lows in the teens. Daytime highs will range from the mid 30's to mid 40's.

The best chance for snow will be Friday night and Saturday morning along the Alaska Range and areas east of Fairbanks. 
Snowfall amounts will be up to several inches in some areas. A few flurries are possible around Fairbanks. A second surge of cold air is expected Sunday night into Monday with additional chances for more snow.
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #1326 on: September 16, 2021, 02:50:22 pm »
You can keep that!!! Still 20C here and (hopefully ) patchy cloud .
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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #1327 on: September 16, 2021, 03:23:33 pm »
Snow comes so early in Alaska, which I did not know. It becomes so cold so early.

Here it is autumn and a typhoon is now passing my area with torrential rain. Tomorrow I may be able to see the blue skin in nearly 10 days. I am tired of the long rain.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #1328 on: September 16, 2021, 03:33:40 pm »
You can keep that!!! Still 20C here and (hopefully ) patchy cloud .

@davina61
Dear Davina:
Wow, you still have "balmy" temperatures there where you live...
... sounds like summer weather to me.

    let's see... 20 deg (c)  =  68 deg (f)

Actually I very much enjoy the cooler weather, and I even enjoy the snow, so I guess that I am living in the correct place for that sort of thing.

Thank you for sharing and posting...
HUGS,
Danielle


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Positive Mindset... put away negativity

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #1329 on: September 16, 2021, 03:42:51 pm »
Snow comes so early in Alaska, which I did not know. It becomes so cold so early.

Here it is autumn and a typhoon is now passing my area with torrential rain. Tomorrow I may be able to see the blue skin in nearly 10 days. I am tired of the long rain.

barbie~~
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Dear Barbie:
Yes indeed, winter weather and even SNOW here can start quite early in September and
sometimes we can have snow in the month of May.

The big difference is that where you live the Latitude is approximately 37 to 38 degrees North which
is about the same as San Francisco, California.
   
Here where I live the Latitude is 64 degrees North.
The Arctic Circle is at 66 degrees North.

Long days and short nights in the Summer, and short days and long nights in the Winter.

Thank you for sharing and posting.
HUGS,
Danielle
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Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #1330 on: September 16, 2021, 03:49:34 pm »
Dear Forums Friends:

This morning I had a quick breakfast at my home and I brought some of my homemade Coffee Cake made with lots of Cinnamon and Pecans....  along with my favorite espresso from the next door Coffee Shop it was a perfect combination.....   "Coffee and Coffee Cake" !!!!  :)
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Danielle
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Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #1331 on: September 16, 2021, 04:20:46 pm »
Yes. I see snow in Alaska and eastern Russia.



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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #1332 on: September 16, 2021, 04:25:45 pm »
Dear Forums Friends:

This morning I had a quick breakfast at my home and I brought some of my homemade Coffee Cake made with lots of Cinnamon and Pecans....  along with my favorite espresso from the next door Coffee Shop it was a perfect combination.....   "Coffee and Coffee Cake" !!!!  :)
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HUGS,
Danielle

Ooh looks delicious!


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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #1333 on: Yesterday at 05:51:35 pm »
UPDATE:  Friday, September 17, 2021  2:50PM  AKDT  Alaska Daylight Time

Before noon today I went to the gym with my weekly Gym-Gals group and I really worked out hard... a couple of us did the (bike) Spin Class and the exercise trainer really worked us hard... faster, crank up the effort, faster, etc, etc.  We all took much needed showers, freshened up, and together had a quick cup of coffee at the next door coffee shop and I came back to my office...
...I am still at work in my office but I think I will be going home early this afternoon.  I am tired, I have worked a lot of long hours this week and for some reason I am having trouble sleeping the night through lately. 
     ****No sleep can make Danielle a cranky person!!!!****

It's quite cold here today and already there have been some SNOW showers and late tonight it will start snowing in earnest and the temperatures will drop into the teens and low 20's (f) and starting tomorrow on Saturday through the next week or two there is more SNOW coming and even colder temperatures down into
the low teens and single digits. (f)  BURRRRR!!!

Because of the impending weather there will be no Saturday hiking on the trails in the woods and hilltops but I may go for a walk with my Tooth-Fairy sweetie around town and on the rural roads to and from my house and in town.  We have warm clothes and good snow boots so we are ready!!!

I am going to finish up a few office tasks soon and check out and go home in an hour or so...

I trust that all of my friends and followers are having a good day today and will have a great weekend.

Question:  What are your weekend plans and what
kind of weather are you having where you live? ???

HUGS and more HUGS, :icon_flower:
Danielle

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Positive Mindset... put away negativity

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #1334 on: Yesterday at 08:52:25 pm »
Don’t rest too much.  October 15 is coming.

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Re: The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
« Reply #1335 on: Yesterday at 09:21:57 pm »
Don’t rest too much.  October 15 is coming.

@Rachel Montgomery
Dear Rachel:
Out of all of my tax clients there are only 2 of them that filed the IRS Form 4868 Automatic Income Tax Filing Extensions so I don't expect that October 15th will be a big rush for my business. 
I still do a lot of payroll taxes and other monthly work for my business clients so I am usually busy all the time.
   
I did have a big rush several days ago with most of my self-employed and small business clients sending in the 3rd Quarter Form 1040ES Estimated Income Tax payments... was due on the September 15th deadline.

Thank you for your comment and post.  You are always welcome on my threads to post whatever comes to mind.
HUGS,
Danielle

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The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
A New Chapter: ALASKAN DANIELLE's Chronicles
I am the HUNTED PREY: Danielle’s Chronicles
Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

Started HRT:   March 2015
Went Full-Time    December 2016
Quit my male-mode job and relocated to a very small town in Alaska in January 2017
I'm a blonde, blue eyed woman, Age 41

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