Background: When I mailed the packages to Riese and Luanne, I noticed there was a separate line in the Post Office. I asked about it and was told it was the line for passport applications (apparently you can now get them at the post Office). But, it got me thinking... when does my passport expire?
I originally got it in the pre-Spacely Sprockets days of DAS, when they sent a bunch of us (including B___ and myself) to get passports so we could go overseas on business (which, I actually did, going to Korea twice). So, it's been a while! Got down the fire-proof box and dug it out. Holy Sh*t! It expires in August of 2007!
Had a brief spell of despair, looking at my photo from 10 years ago. No, I'm lying! I'm still bummed. My God I have aged in the last ten years! I used to look pretty handsome, not like this old geezer who stares at me in the mirror every morning while I shave...
Anyway, we were talking about Friday. So, I mentioned to B___ that his passport is soon to expire, so he went to work researching renewal options. Why, you might ask, since he never used it and I only used it twice in Korea and twice to fly into Canada? Because February 1, 2007, you need it to even drive into Canada (and I assume Mexico will follow). No more, "I'm a US citizen" and you're in.
Anyway, after lunch we went to Walgreens and got passport photos taken ($8.00 US) and padded envelopes (required) to mail them, our old passports and our renewal application in. So, next pay, I'll send in the $67.00 US and be good to go in 6 to 8 weeks.
Once home for the weekend, I made up my grocery list for Saturday's shopping. I made dinner (if you could call it that) which consisted of a salad with endive, tomatoes and onions, topped with balsamic vinegar dressing, some crackers and the last of the Christmas smoked Gouda cheese. I had fried lake perch and French fries with malt vinegar for lunch, so I thought I should go easy on dinner (this new, responsible me is really starting to tick me off!)
Watched the Friday night fights until I fell asleep. And, that was that!