October 13, 2005

Long F'ing morning ALREADY

Holy Crap.

Up at 5 am when DH's alarm went off
Took DH to school at 7 because he left his bike there yesterday
Home briefly to change out of PJs, then over to the Pasadena DMV. The place opens at 8 am, I was there at 8:07 and I still had to wait. Only about 5 minutes though.
Dropped $25 to get my license renewed and a new picture taken, although I am partial to the pic of me at 17 with glasses, frizzy hair, and braces.
Then over to the Pasadena Municipal Services to get the dog licensed. The vet told me several weeks ago that ALL I needed was a Rabies certificate, because it states that the dog is spayed and the Vet signed it.

WRONG. The dude there told me in no uncertain terms he needed a separate Certificate of Sterility. Great.... the vet who spayed her is in Carrboro, NC. SO...... I haul back over to our new vet, and the Vet tech who helped me was thoroughly confused as to why I should need the spay cert. when no one else ever seems to ask for one. However, after we reckoned up the spay date, she printed one for me, and I was on my way.

Good Karma: I found a parking spot with 23 minutes on the meter when I got back!

I stood around in there for 18 minutes waiting for the guy to get the info in the computer and then paid $10.07 to get the dog legal.

I got home at 9:30. Rather than feeling accomplished, I've got a headache.

Did I mention that DH's school, the DMV, and the Vet are all on the other side of town, and that our house and the City Services building are on the other? I could just feel the money draining out of my wallet as I used up the gas.....

I still have to go down to Alhambra to Costco to get prescriptions refilled for the first time since we moved.....

After all that, maybe some laundry.....

Posted by caltechgirl at October 13, 2005 10:20 AM | TrackBack

Girl...i don't know how you deal with the driving down there. I was in S. Cal. for a month earlier in the year when my dad got sick and i just loathed all the driving. They live in Yorba Linda and his hospital was in Fountain Valley. We drove there every single day. I shudder even now just thinking about it... You have my sympathies.

Posted by: Pam at October 13, 2005 09:01 PM

Oh man. That's a full day.

Yeah, the $ drain thing... I hear you on that. Yesterday I stocked up on diapers and bought gas - set me back about $100 for those 2 very exciting (yet essential) purchases. Ugh, I say. Ugh.

Posted by: Marie at October 14, 2005 04:45 AM