A Virginia resident

The trip to the DMV was quick and uneventful. I was in and out in 30 minute, and when I came out, I had a Virginia driver’s license. They have a pretty streamlined and efficient system overall. First you get a number. When your number is called, you head off to the window, present your paperwork and pay the fee ($38 for me). You then go to get your picture taken and a few minutes later, they produce your license. I had to take a vision test, but that was easy. I read the letters off so fast that the guy just said, “Uh, good.”

I spent the rest of the late afternoon getting the office set up. I finally upgraded by iPhone to the new software, and downloaded a few applications. One of them is called iBeer, which I think strausmouse would find amusing. When Kelly got home from work, I helped replace the brake light on the back of her car.

We had our first real meal in the new place. I made ravioli tonight, with a spicy pasta sauce. It was good!

After dinner we went for a walk. I spoke to Doug for a while this evening. Also talked to Dad. Found out that Ivan Rodriguez was traded to the Yanks today.

The place is a really shaping up. I took a few pictures tonight and I will post some tomorrow.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.