Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis
susandennis

Wednesday

This morning's swim was another really good one. I rarely have to share my lane during early morning swims but after I'd been at it for about 15 minutes, another swimmer popped in. She was way faster than me but the next faster lane was pretty populated so she stayed with me. She easily passed me when necessary so it worked out fine. I kind of prefer swimming with someone else in the lane as long as they are courteous swimmers like she was. It keeps me focs on the task and less distracted. So it was good.

Yesterday I got into the cables on my desktop and got the monitors rewired and now all three are very happy and pretty once again. And the cables are all hidden in their panels under the desk.  Since I can see the mess from my knitting/tv/computing/everythingelse chair, I am way happier about not seeing the mess!  The hardest part about the project was the twisting and turning and up and down and making my old muscles stay in positions they don't like. However, this morning, they are perfectly fine. A nice little bonus.

This morning's adventure will be the driver's license office of the DMV. I have six weeks to get the job done but I figure if I do it now, I won't have to remember or even think about it again. Actually for six years. They just changed it from five.

When I first moved to Seattle, licenses were renewed every four years just like every other state I'd ever lived in. BUT, since I got my first license on the day I turned 16, I had never ever lived in any state long enough to get a driver's license renewed.   So, 4 years later, at age 47, I got to renew my license for the first time. I was giddy with excitement. The DMV lady was sooooo not impressed. I remember her face today like it all happened yesterday. The very image of bubble bursting.

Since then my expectations have plummeted and  so now, my renewals are tedious but never disappointing. So, as soon as I finish my coffee, I'll hit the road and get the deed done.

There's a BB&B across the street from the license place and I think, even though I really do hate the place, I'll bite the bullet and see if I can find a soap dispenser that fits on my sink nicely and check out their quilts. I'm in the market for the latter but not desperately so. I will buy the perfect one but if I can't find that one, I'll live with what I got.

And then Trader Joe's on the way home.

A big friggin day in retirement land!
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