Saturday, July 26, 2008

One Way to Waist a Saturday

If you take Defensive Driving in Texas, you get a 10% discount on auto insurance. Since Harris County has one of the highest insurance rates in the country, it makes sense to take the class every three years. (The insurance company doesn't tell you when your discount is going to expire, but Mom tracks that kind of stuff.)

Over the years we've taken the class at my office, over the internet, etc. The class lasts 6 hours and you must pass a test with a 70% score or better. Many take the class to get minor tickets dismissed.

This time we discovered the perfect place to take defensive driving - the Golden Corral! (Jon, you'd love this.) We have a Golden Corral around the corner from us and a DD class is held twice a month. Six hours to watch Goofy cartoons, eat, listen to lectures, eat, share driving stories, eat - you get the idea. Thus the title - One way to Waist a Saturday.

Actually, only the lunch was included in the fee. But they supplied us with juice and rolls in the morning. (I have to admit that I scarfed some bacon several times as I walked past the buffet during breaks.) My lunch was big enough to satisfy me for the rest of the day. I even got tired of the deserts.

Mom and I each got 100% on the final exam.

We volunteered at the college on Friday night and were asked to come back again tonight. We like working there.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I Don't Remember Growing Old

There is a song from Fiddler on the Roof where the father sings about growing old and not being aware of it. I feel the same way. My passport will expire early next year so I must renew it. I pulled up the form on-line and started filling it out. It will be good for the next ten years. I listed my height and eye color. Then I got to the question about hair color. Hmmmmm - am I still brown? Salt and pepper wasn't a choice? Gray? Aaaugh, I listed my color as gray! When did this happen to me? I'm too young to be old!

We have only one more month until we drive out to Arizona/Utah for Beth's baby and to drop off Leanna at school. Mom and I will then be Empty Nesters. It has been a long time since Anne and I have been alone like this. It sounds kind of fun, but I'm sure it will be an adjustment.

We are looking forward to the visit from Jon and Crystal in August. I'm glad they are only one day's drive away from us.