Thursday, June 07, 2007

Quick Update

Sorry, my adoring fans, but I only have time to write a quick update on the goings-on in our parts.

We've mostly been trying to ride our bikes in a futile attempt to get ready for our upcoming vacation. We've unfortunately discovered that our 30-something bodies don't recover quite as quickly as our 20-something bodies used to. And since this is the most riding we've done in 4 years, our bodies are really not appreciating it.

We've also been busy trying to de-clutter. De-cluttering the house and our lives. We're in the process of trying to get rid of one motorcycle, but that involves actually getting it running! It's out of our garage, though, which made room for the workbench, which made room for a cool bookshelf from IKEA! :)

Aside from that, work continues to eat into our real lives - not a good precedent to uphold - and I've also decided that the US Passport Agency is woefully understaffed! Our nanny (a US citizen) is supposed to be traveling home to El Salvador in less than one week and she still doesn't have her renewed passport that she applied for in early March. AND if you call the Passport Agency number, the only thing they tell you is that they don't have enough people, to call back later, and then the automated system hangs up on you. It's infuriating. Word to the wise: if you think you'll be traveling overseas (or Canada or Mexico) in the next year, apply for the passport and pay for the expedited delivery. You might get it in about 6 months.

Whew. How's that for the most convoluted, rambling "short post" ever?...