I filed my last corporate tax return for Cipko Consulting Ltd. today using TurboTax Biz. I had been shutting it down over the last year, so the return was not difficult.
It was a long ride — we incorporated in February 2000. It’s kinda sad, of course, but it was time. My heart hadn’t been in it for awhile.
Now I have to dissolve the company, but seeing as I’m the only shareholder left, that shouldn’t be too onerous.
I’ve transitioned back and forth from having my own business to working for others a few times over the years, so I may be back running my own show again some day, or maybe not. . .
Loss of any sort, and change of any sort, can be stressful, and I admit I’m feeling drained and a bit sad, but I’m seeing this as an opportunity to try new things, explore new career avenues.
I’ve still got at least a decade of work in me, if not longer. And I’m confident that I have the education and experience to make substantial contributions to an organization and to my community.
Let’s see what I can bring to tomorrow! 🙂
Came across this shriveled-up butterfly sitting on a hot asphalt path on my walk today. I carried it over to a water fountain, got some water into the palm of my hand, and wet it down a bit. It began crawling all over me. After it gave me a few kisses on the cheek, I placed it on the shady side of a tree.
UPDATE: A biologist friend notes it’s more likely it had recently emerged and the wings were not completely filled out yet. Oh, well, I still like my story. . . 😉
Yumi and I did a complete circuit of Deer Lake this morning before it got too hot. Lots of wildlife and great views!
We came across this immature heron on the road near the rookery, so Yumi gently herded it back into the bush beneath the nesting area.
Relatively safe and sound. . .
When Yumi and I headed up to Trout Lake for a ramble, we had no idea we’d run into a event. Chatted with folks from the Seymour Salmonid Society, Freshwater Fisheries Society, Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society, and more.
Yumi releasing a trout
Lots of cool fungi on the Rice Lake loop
And a cuddle with the furball when we got home
Had a blast exploring tide pools at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park on Vancouver Island.
There were so many wee crabs of many colours!
While camping at Little Qualicum Falls on Vancouver Island, we took a day trip out to Ucluelet, Tofino, and Long Beach. It is gorgeous out there in any weather!
I think this is a Sooty Grouse. Seen on Radar Hill near Tofino.
Gorgeous views at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park on Vancouver Island.
Turn the tap on will ya?
Getting the Coleman into action
Enjoying the fire — and yes, I have clip-on lights for my cap. Very handy!
Turning over a few stones in the river produced some monster invertebrates!
A catch-and-release-at-end-of-season facility with amazing touch tanks, the Ucluelet Aquarium is a wonderful place to take the family.
Photographer falling off a mountain but still capturing the moment!
Wait, why are the mountains in black and white, but the photog is in colour?
(Called goofing around in front of a poster with a mirror on the opposite wall : -)
Enjoyed five days camping in and around Jasper National Park. Previous post was wildlife shots, this one is of scenic views and forest closeups.