Well, they say the anticipation and waiting is harder than the actual event, for example waiting for a dental procedure or something like that. They're right -- 2 of my recent stresses have been relieved in the past two days, and all the fretting has been for nothing.
My truck passed NYS inspection without even needing so much as a windshield wiper blade. I was worried about the rear brakes, since the front ones were in such bad shape when I did them last month (needed new pads, new rotors, and on one side I ended up replacing the whole caliper and shearing off a banjo bolt, but that's another story). Getting the brakes replaced would have cost a butt load of cash we just don't have right now.
Then yesterday we finally got our act together and did our taxes. The big nagging fear, no matter how much math you do throughout the year, is that all of a sudden we owe the government butt loads of cash we don't have. Nope, we're still getting a return -- nothing too elaborate, but at least we're not paying.
Goes to prove another saying right -- "Procrastination is a lot like masturbation. It feels good while you're doing it, but in the end you just screw yourself".