Log onto IRS and get your electronic transcripts!

Here in the USA, you can request electronic copies of your W2 forms (work documents) by going to the IRS website.

I had no idea you could get electronic copies, until last evening when searching the Reddit forum stumbled upon a screenshot that I’ve included below.


I already knew you could get hard copies from them. However, that takes up to 90 days to receive. You can also request to receive old copies of your W2’s by getting them from the employer. Here in the USA, they’re required to keep copies of those forms for four years. If I’d known that, yesterday morning, it would have been extremely helpful when talking with a company that needed proof of a place where I’d worked. I do keep copies of my W2 forms. However, I was at work, and I also knew for those particular years, that I would have to do some digging since I’d moved those documents.

It took a few minutes to register at the IRS website. You have to fill in personal information, and you’ll have to enter evidence to verify that you are who you claim. Identify theft is a thing after all. After jumping through those hoops I was able to access my electronic W2 forms. I especially like that all the information isn’t visible, some of the info is blurred. I was able to access files from 2011 – 2020.


From the IRS website.

How awesome is that? I was able to download the years needed, and Monday, I’ll be submitting the requested forms.



Happy Father’s Day

Wishing all the awesome father’s a wonderful Father’s Day. It’s not just once a year, I need to let my dad know year-round how much he is appreciated, and I do exactly that.

My father was diagnosed with arthritis last year, and so this year, he’s moving a lot slower, which is tough to see. I’m used to seeing him be so active. After much coaxing and prodding, I’ve finally got him to get physical therapy. I made all the arrangements. He has treatment not too far from their house, and it’s an hour long. He’ll have therapy twice weekly. I know that will help him a lot, and he’s starting to do the exercise again, something that had almost come to a standstill last year. He didn’t gain any weight; he’s still trim; however, the lack of motion wasn’t doing his arthritis any favors. Both I, my brother, my mom are happy that he’s finally agreed to therapy.


In other news

A few exciting things have happened in the past few weeks that I have to keep quiet for a bit, not only on my little quiet corner of the internet, for the most part, I have to keep quiet about it with people I know. So here’s hoping that I can make the big reveal soon.

Cleaning my “dirty” Toyota Prius 2003

Sometimes, it’s hard to believe that my Toyota Prius is 18 years old! I bought the car used; it had two owners before me, and I believe both did a great job of keeping it clean. I like a clean car, so I do my best to keep it looking nice.


The proceeding pictures are before I cleaned my car photos. Yes, my car sure is filthy!

Before photos of my car, it’s so filthy! 🙂

Well, up front had not been touched. In the back, I’d just sprayed the seats with a cleaner and was about to steam them clean. Or that was the plan until I discovered a stain on the back seat once I’d sprayed the fabric.

Stain in the middle of the back seat.

I thought it was interesting how that stain just magically appeared when the fiber was wet.  If you look at the back seat, you’ll see a dark mark in the center of the seat. After a lot of spraying/vacuuming the area with the steamer, I was able to eliminate most of the stain, and although the carpets and seats appeared clean in my vehicle, I still was able to pull up a nice amount of dirt. That stain didn’t happen while I had the vehicle, so I imagine one of the former owners had a spill in the back seat? They might have mopped it up, and while it appeared clean on the surface as soon as the fiber became wet, voila! The stain made an appearance. I’ve been using my Shark to clean my car; however, I bought a portable car vacuum this past weekend.

VacLife Handheld vacuum

It’s the VacLife. I’m impressed that it holds a charge for longer than 10 minutes. Additionally, once I figured out how to properly place it on its base, I love it even more.

Bissell Little Green PROheat Carpet Cleaner

The wet/dry vac that I was using was the Bissell Little Green ProHeat handheld Deep Cleaner. I bought it last evening from Loews. It’s too early to give an accurate review of either item; however, I’m impressed with them thus far. Hopefully, they’ll both continue to do an excellent job. I did a lot of research before choosing both of them.


It’s been hectic (and stressful) the past several weeks, and when I feel stressed, I clean even more, and I’ll knit. Now that I think of it, I haven’t done any knitting in the past few weeks; however, I have ramped up cleaning. So our house is even cleaner than usual. I do believe I’ll take a break from that. Ok, I’ll still clean; I’ll go back to my normal level of cleaning (which still is above average, I guess) and start knitting. I have a few work-in-progress knitted items that are crying out for attention, one being a super soft woolen blanket that I started several months ago and have only knit a few rows. It’s high time I change that.