I tried to save the environment!

So I was trying to be good – trying to save the environment by combining trips. I’ve had a few things that I’ve needed to do for awhile but was just looking for the best way to combine them. Yesterday it seemed like it was all going to work out. But…. it didn’t turn out that way…

#1. To the library to return the book on CD I got when I visited all 67 counties in Alabama in 22 hours. I’ve had this book on CD sitting on my desk at work for a month or so. So I got almost to the library and realized…. the book is STILL sitting on my desk. Grr!

#2. To a guy’s apartment to buy a Nintendo 64 off of Craigslist. I’ve moved past exploiting inefficiencies in the secondary BTFE market and instead have moved on to the used N64 market. Looking for people on Craigslist mostly that are just trying to get rid of the systems, not realizing that certain games sell for $10-20 each on eBay. I will post more about this later. This trip went well and I was able to get a console (with memory card!), 2 controllers, 3 games (including Paper Mario which sells for $20 itself) for $20 total.

#3. To a carpet outlet store. We have been cleaning up the new part of the basement to use as a play room. We were looking to get some carpet or a rug to lay down there. So I thought I would check these folks to see if they had any scraps that they would sell. We did get a bid on a 20×12 section for $140 or so, but I’m not sure if we want to spend even that much. Still, that was a successful trip. I knew it would be since as soon as I got out of my car in the parking lot, I looked down and found a penny!

#4. To the BMV to renew my driver’s license, which expired the next day. I got there, after almost missing my turn, slamming on the brakes, skidding, and nearly hopping the curb. I go inside, take my number, and pull out my wallet to get my old driver’s license, only to find… that it was gone. I have no idea where it went. Couldn’t find it at work or home or anywhere. So… naturally they like to see that when renewing. Bonus – there was a pop machine outside with a dime underneath :)

After I got home at the end of the day, I took S. with me to go to a different BMV which was open late, with my birth certificate and social security card. Massive problems finding it! I’m sure that all the gas I saved combining trips earlier in the day was wasted as I drove back and forth on this road trying to find the stupid BMV. I eventually did find it and got in with 3 minutes to spare till closing time. I waited my turn and filled out my paperwork. I was excited for a) no corrective lenses and b) dropping my weight from 195 to 180. I filled out the 180 part and then they processed it and gave me the sheet to review and kept the weight at 195. I pointed that out and the guy was like “Oh it’s okay – the state doesn’t care”. And I was like yeah but I do! I didn’t lose 20 pounds so my driver’s license can still say I’m a fattie! I didn’t say all that of course but I thought it! And even though they gave me the “Eat Death customer who comes in 3 minutes before close and causes hassle” look, I stood my ground and they re-did it. So I got that goin for me.

And I suppose, if you were to pick a day to lose your driver’s license, the day before it expires is not a bad day to do it!!!!

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Comments (3) left to “I tried to save the environment!”

  1. Ker wrote:

    Haha, you sound like such a female about the weight thing, but I think just about anyone would feel the same way when he/she has worked really hard to get the weight off. Like if I got my license when I was pregnant, and then wanted to correct the weight after I had a baby, you’d best be putting my post-baby weight, or you’ll be gettin’ some HASSLE. :)

    Congrats on getting down to 180!

  2. Carolyn wrote:

    Just goes to show that you shouldn’t bother trying to save the environment. It just backfires! :-)

  3. amy wrote:

    that made me laugh because i think every single person can relate having a day like that. I got stressed just reading it:)

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