Watching the Sun Rise

It’s 6:40 AM here. I’ve been awake for two hours. I’ve been working on school for about half of that–someone had to walk the dog, make coffee, and install software on our netbook/TV combo for school. Who would have thought I’d be all adult like this on the weekend!?!

I’m so productive this morning because today I get to be a tourist in my own town. A family member is flying into town this morning and we’re going to do lots of eating, walking around Old Town and Georgetown, and will be taking a monument cruise. I’m super duper excited.

Ok. Back to school. Does anyone want to make a WBS for me?

Adventures in Adulthood

It’s been a frustrating few days. On the way to the show on Tuesday, husband’s car speakers started making noises–not the noises we wanted to hear. We headed home to switch out vehicles and headed to the crowded concert.

After maddening phone calls to the big box electronics store on Wednesday after which we left his car there for service, we picked it up tonight. The radio header had to be replaced and they were also able to fix the┬áradio, which has been broken for about two years now. While we’re very glad that they were able to fix it all, the situation sparked yet another conversation about the need for us have at least one reliable car in the family. If the car issue had been larger (say, the electrical system), we would be going shopping this weekend for a new (to us) car.

Dear reader, you may be asking what this has to do with the adventure part of my blog title.

Being an adult is an adventure and it isn’t always fun. Part of being an adult means having to have the conversations about long-term goals, budgets, and wants versus needs. Buying a car is not high on our to do list, but it is something that we could do with minimal adjustment to our budget. However, I’m glad that we do not have to and can spend or save that money as we see fit.