Successfully sent the big package of tax information off to our accountant.
Matched sets of W-2s, 1095 B&Cs, 1099s large and small, miscellaneous various for the HSA and verifying that we paid childcare, itemized business expenses, information from the folks who *didn't* successfully get forms to us...
I'm fairly proud that it only took me 5 days from the last form I was willing to actually wait on :-)
In a fair number of circumstances where onions are being used as "vegetable filler" and for texture (around a pot roast, in a soup, stuffed in a turkey,) celery is a really good substitute. You can also do something like celery root, but... Almost anything has more flavor than long-cooked white onions. Even celery is more assertive. Other veggie filler/texture tends to wind up being a much larger chunk of the final flavor.
Now for *red* onion substitutes, all kinds of things would be fine - celery, celeriac, fennel, radishes... Red onions have a lot of final flavor, so something with a lot of flavor makes a good substitute. It's white onions that are so mild that it's hard to find a similar mild-texture-no-flavor equivalent.
Though I should probably be trying jicama for that. It's nearly flavorless. Anybody know if it stays crunchy after cooking?
Did I post that we finished our arbitration hearing about the second construction company? We did. Don't have results for a week or two yet, but the sit-in-a-room-all-day-presenting-evidence portion of the program has concluded.
If I never have to do that again, I won't cry.
Our lawyer was wonderful. We liked the arbitrator. The opposing lawyer was... "enthusiastic."
Also, AWS is doing poorly (for the less-technical: large chunks of the Internet are broken, including bits I need for work) so it's a great time to slack off a bit at work. I had *just* gotten my AMI building properly again, too...
And the tea party this Saturday was a lot of fun. If you're on our local event lists you saw the announcements, reminders, etc...
Came back from our first PantheaCon. It was enjoyable, somewhat weird, and mostly as-advertised. I think? Anyway, it was very good.
Still mid-remodel. Still working on the legal proceedings with that company we were having trouble with. That's more than I should say, without saying much of anything.
I'm tired and behind on stuff, but not so far behind it'll be difficult to sort out. Been tracking things in OmniFocus for most of this year. So far it's been really good to me.
Some weeks, I'm very productive. Some weeks, I'm home with my family and mostly that's enough.
This has been that second kind of week. I'm feel pretty okay with that, right at the moment.