Since many of us have suddenly found ourselves in the situation of staying home at least part, if not most of our time, we can really make use of the many advantages of the internet.
I had several things I needed to get done today and I was able to get all of them taken care of on my computer.
- Pay Bills - I admit this is not my favorite thing to do but it must be done. It is much faster and easier to handle this online through my online bank account.
- Personal Property Declaration - For those of you not in the states, we have to fill this out each year for tax purposes. Basically it states what vehicles you own. Oh yes, Uncle Sam has to get his cut of our money for everything! And yes, this was supposed to be done by March 1st but the deadline has been extended. I was able to do this online.
- 2020 Census - Every four years in the U.S. the census is taken to update the number of people in the country. In past years it was done on a form you had to fill out and mail in or sometimes a person would even come to your door. This year we received a letter in the mail and was able to use a number given to us online to fill out the form for our household. Quick and easy, I didn't have to leave the house.
- Birthday shopping - My youngest son, Sean has a birthday this month. Many stores are closed now and I didn't want to go out anyway. I was able to order his gift online and it will be here just in time for his special day.
It was nice to be able to get all these jobs taken care of here at my computer in a fairly short amount of time. There are many other things that most of us take care of online these days as well. This online ability is proving so much more important now with all the restrictions due to the coronavirus. Both my sons and my daughter-in-law are able to work from home. Many children around the world are now or soon will be attending school at home on computers.
In my mind there is something equally important the internet provides for us. That is the ability to have contact with one another no matter where we live or if we leave our homes or not. I value that contact, especially now!
And because this is a boring post with no pictures I'll add a photo of my cats when they were kittens. Hopefully it will give a smile or two.
|Zeus and Sophie|
Please take care everyone!