I just did our taxes yesterday and we owe the government almost $15,000.
We got a dividend during the year from a family business and used it to pay off all our credit cards and as a down payment on Marshall's new car. We usually get a nice tax refund, so we were hoping it would even itself out or we might owe just a little. But that dividend bumped us up into a higher tax bracket and we were not expecting to owe this much. Needless to say, I had a couple of beers with my dinner afterwards to try to relax.
Now for the good news... On Monday Marshall started working. He doesn't have long-term "employment" but he's secured work on a couple of back to back movies that should keep him working between now until the end of May.
Pretty nice after 6 weeks of no income! As of now, there is no work for him between the end of May and September. But we have faith that God will provide for us. We WILL get through this.