Tuesday, May 19, 2009
RTT = They're Back
Random Thoughts Tuesday another wonderful product brought to by Keely over at the Un-Mom. Go look her over. She won't mind. Ask to see her new sparkler. It's a stunner.
The Boys are back. Tell me again why I was so excited? Oh that's right. I would get my kitchen things. Well, that didn't work out quite so well. It seems that the mover can't get our stuff here until Thursday. Some pack rat in Tempe that is also moving to Houston has so much stuff that it was going to take 3 days to pack the rest of the truck. Our poor meager things only took up 1/4 of the truck and 3 hours to load. The rest was allocated to the pack rat. Edit your stuff People!
Another cause for all my excitement was the alleviation of the quiet. Be careful what you wish for. The noise level in the house has gone up considerably. 2 men + 2 dogs = 400% more noise. The cat is very quiet. He can stay.
My new living room furniture. Turns out that the manufacturer will not be able to deliver it until June 9th. Waaahhh!
When I first got to Houston I found my favorite store of all time. Specs Spirits and Fine Foods. My new SFF (sales friend forever) sold me a bottle of the prettiest little Pinot Noir. I went back for more on Saturday. Alas, I was to be denied. The winery went out of business (shouldn't that be against the law?) Anyway, it turns out that the $15 bottles were gone but the store down the street had ten bottles of the $20 variety. A quick drive 5 miles south found me buying all 10 bottles. Even with the case discount and the 5% off for paying with cash JR and the Boy thought I was nuts for spending $180 on wine. Then we crack open a bottle. They changed their tune fast enough. I plan to lay down 5 of those bottles. If they are this good at 3 years old image at 6. Yummy!
Don't be thinking I over spent on the wine. The $20 bottles had been mark down from $50. Score!!
I love our new neighborhood, my new job, the wonderfully polite people of Texas, and the Houston weather (so far so good). What I don't love is the bureaucratic crap that the state of Texas is putting us through just to transfer our driver licenses. It turns out that you can't get a license without registering your vehicles and you can't register your vehicles without getting your vehicles inspected and you can't get your vehicles inspected without proof of insurance in Texas. Our Arizona insurance doesn't count, Thank.you.very.much! BTW, don't forget your certified birth certificate, social security card and your valid drivers license from the previous state. Turns out this is a three day process.
That's enough bitching from me for today. Now, go on over to The Un-Mom to check out all the other participants. Casey at Half as Good as You also got into the act. Check out those folks also. You won't be sorry. Not every one is a whining complainer like I am.