i have returned

Filed my federal and state tax returns just now. And the refund is a nice one.
So that’s one task completed. There are some dependencies in some of the big life things I need to do, and this was the first domino. Now I take the money from the refund and use it to pay the closing costs to refinance the condo. Then I’ll take additional cash out, pay off the old failing car and put a down payment on a new one; replace the six-months dead dishwasher and the dying shower and light fixtures; and finally hire someone to paint, rip out this horrible 20-year-old original carpeting, and put some nice slate, tile and wooden floors (depending on room) in its place.