I think taxes were trying to kill me this year. They sure gave it a good go. For the first time ever, for both my husband and I, we had to pay taxes. Mostly because of me working for myself. I'm double hit with FICA. In any case, we have a good tax guy; he helped us a lot and sent us home to find more write-offs (which we did). Still, this tax bill is for a not insignificant amount of (four digit) money. We can weather it but it sure does mean no vacation for us at all this year.