Presidents Day

We headed back home today.  We had such a great time visiting with strausmouse  and rmstraus –too short, really.  We left their house around 10:30 AM and we were in our door three hours later, which is just how it should be.  I’m so glad we decided to fly and not drive.  We would have lost […]

Another good reason for moving to Virginia

I had a goal of getting a bunch of move-related stuff done this afternoon and I did pretty good. I got new policies for my auto and renters insurance–ones that are designed for Virginia. I found out what I needed to do to obtain a marriage license. I setup utilities such as electric and cable […]

Friday morning

…or lack thereof. I haven’t done anything in the last week, which has put me somewhat behind in NaNoWriMo. But I intend to get some writing done today and to try and get back on track. It’s quite a hill to climb, but I’m trying to put that out of my mind, and instead, just […]

Short week!

Because Monday was a holiday, I have a short work this week. Next week too, come to think of it. And that suits me just fine. I was pretty busy today at work, but it felt good. I had planned to get up and go to the gym, but I slept in until 5:30 AM, […]

Pads, paws and claws

One thing you can do when home from work, medicated, with a rib injury is pay bills. I paid the American Express bill (a whopping $200 for the car rental in L.A. last month), the electric bill, my Mileage Plus Visa bill, and I renewed my AAA membership. I keep meaning to automate the payment […]

“First of all, it was October…”

“…a rare month for boys.” It’s one of my favorite opening lines to a book, ever and I can only use that line once a year or so. If I’m being repetitive, well, what’s new really? Some bills paid today, rent, phone bill, and a few others. Had a letter from Trevor and thepopeswife over […]

Giving up on The Reagan Diaries

My general rule for bailing out of a book is if I don’t make much progress after 2-3 days. It usually means I’ve lost interest, because when I am interested in a book, I make time for it. Because I’m biased against Reagan, I gave him a week, but while I made it more than […]

Updated my wireless phone plan

After having my iPhone for a month, I realized that I needed to upgrade my plan with AT&T. I changed to the $59/month package which gives me 900 anytime rollover minutes, unlimited nights and weekends, and unlimited mobile-to-mobile. That will take effect on my next billing cycle (October 5). I also changed my data packaged […]


Long day with lots of meetings today. As far as the cold goes, I’m feeling better but still not 100%. I can tell because I ate very little today and my head is still stuffed. Hopefully that will be gone tomorrow. Nothing but junk in the mail. I spent an hour or so after I […]

Errands and meetups

Today turned out to be busier than I expected. I was up at 8:00 AM and headed to IHOP for breakfast. I stopped to get some food for Zeke and then ran a number of other errands. I paid a few bills, mailed a out a copy of my new lease to my landlord, and […]

I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance…

…by doing absolutely nothing! I got home from work and had the auto insurance bill in the mail. I’d been expecting it since the bill is due August 1st and I pay the whole thing up front each year so that I don’t pay any service fees. For the last couple of years, my insurance […]

Boarding arrangements

I called the vet today and made boarding arrangements for Zeke while I am in L.A. next week. At the same time, I made boarding arrangements for him while I am in Europe this summer. He will be boarded from July 2 through July 23 (22 days) while I’m out of the country. I also […]

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