27 April 2013

An Early Start

The deadline for the "seasonal changeover" (i.e., an Alaskan rite of passage from winter to summer, removing the studded snow tires & mounting the street tread) is May 1st. Older Daughter put it off until today, since she was instructing a group of newbie shooters at last weekend's Appleseed Shoot.

She headed out to Big Box Club to get in line at 5 a.m., as it's first-come, first-served, and they only accept the first 15 or 20 people on Saturdays.

We were up by then, enjoying our first cups of coffee while trying to get both eyes open & focused at the same time.  (Don't laugh, young readers: your turn's coming.)

She texted that she was first in line - a good thing - but neglected to take breakfast along. I finished that first cup, swung by Mickey D's for McGriddle & hash browns, and had a warm meal in her hands by 5:20 or so.

Returned home, had a second cup, and then took Younger Daughter to her job at 6:30, since she doesn't yet have her license. She will be taking the road test soon, and has saved enough to get her own car this summer.

Then at 10:00, I was standing in line outside the DMV to renew my driver's license & plates on the family car. Fortunately they were fully-staffed, which doesn't often happen, and I was out the door 15 minutes later; I think that's the shortest visit I've ever had there. The place was packed to the rafters when I left, so those folks were spending a big chunk of their weekend at the DMV. Me? I've got better things to do.

After lunch, there's some shopping to do: all my slacks are baggy now, and I need summer shorts that will stay where I first fasten them. It's strange ... you lose 35 pounds, and your clothes get bigger.

Funny how that works.


Cathy said...

Hubby wants to know 'how' you lost that weight.
He's a doc who's had bypass . . . but . . . well . . the weight issue has been tough.
PS. You're a good dad :)

Rev. Paul said...

Cathy, I switched to more protein than carbs, eat healthier foods, and stopped late-night snacking.

And thank you.

armedlaughing said...

Good for you!


Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, Guffaw!

joated said...

Sounds like a very productive day. One in which you hit all the stop lights on the green, too. (Well except for the missed breakfast by D1.)

You're going to have to wear a hat next time I see you or I'll never recognize he new mini-you!

Rev. Paul said...

joated, that was all before lunch. Re: the hat, maybe I'll just wave an old XXL shirt. Heh.

Old NFO said...

That's good news! Now just keep it off!

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, NFO. That's front-and-center in my awareness, these days.