Federal income tax plus a complicated medical life equals a nightmare comprised of myriad bits of paper and worries over what bits might be missing. It doesn't have to be a nightmare, but if you're still on a learning curve it can be. Steve and I both took a day of vacation yesterday to catch up with some of life's obligations that we've been slipping on. Organizing income tax documents was my task---it took me from 9 a.m. to midnight to get it done. There were several treasure hunts, discoveries in "rat-holes," agonizing over black holes that will never give up their contents, handwriting interpretations, and spells of frantic paper shuffling. Next year's task is in progress already, as I have been keeping up with 2007's medical expenses on a spread sheet, and this year's receipts are all in one secure file.
The purpose of this post is to thank iherb.com and vitacost.com for making historical receipts so readily retrievable. This was not the case with Puritan's Pride, Lucky Vitamin, and Med-Chem Labs. I can't speak on vitanetonline.com in this regard, but when my user name and password didn't work, their feature to overcome that problem also didn't work. I don't expect to need help in retrieving receipts in the future, but I'm sure I'm not the only one to ride this learning curve.