Friday, January 7, 2011

First day of vacation.

Yahoo!!!!!!! I am now on vacation for the next 21 days. I can be a couch potato, sleep-in, and do whatever I want. Now if I only had my RV already then I would be outta here. Oh well, someday.

I spent the first day of vacation arguing with the dealership over some warranty repairs that were long overdue on the car. I had to fix the oil pan gasket, find a electrical problem with the headlights, and fix the rear window defroster. I at least won 2 of the battles, new battery and a new gasket, and still have to go to the original dealership where I bought the car to fix the final thing. I live pretty far from them and was going to a dealership closer to my house but after many calls I have had to concede defeat and take my bum to them for the window. I will have to save that for another day. I am tired.

What are my plans for vacation. Well, first I am going to do spring cleaning of the house. Cleaning out the clothes, junk drawer, my coupon stash, and worst of all tackling the file folder for the rotation to the new year. I hate tackling the file folder because as we all know it is a reminder that Uncle Sam is going to be knocking on my door soon. I am dreading what he is going to hit me up for since I no longer have Max to claim as a dependent.

But the best part is I am going to be packing for a long awaited trip to Texas. I go to a runners convention every year there in Jan. I love going there since it is a chance to see many friends that live on the other side of the country. We may only get to see each other once a year but we do make the most of it. Every day we run a different trail (4-6 miles if you don't get lost), relax and talk, eat great food, and finish up with a long soak in the huge hot tub at the hotel.

On Friday night they are going to have a Pub-Crawl with a costume theme. We have one every year and this year's theme is Elvis. I was not so sure about this years theme. Usually the theme is more broad and gives me a chance to figure out something that will work and keep me warm. I looked long and hard and compared making one myself to just buying something pre-made and ended up buying something online. The pic is what I ended up with. Yes, it does have the cape in the back and no I will not be warm. Guess I will have to run from bar to bar to keep warm.

After the convention I am going to hit some BBQ joints that I love and take my time traveling back to AZ. I am drooling right now thinking about it.

Have a great day everyone.


  1. Do we get to see you in the costume? Sounds like a great 3 weeks! Except for the car dealer stuff.

  2. So where in TX is your convention? I didn't know you were such an avid runner! Have you checked out the Daily Mile? I have the widget on my blog. Just click on it, and it will take you to their website. It's a fun place to encourage each other to work out.


  3. El Paso!!! I never would have guessed there would be anything running related there! My guess was Austin or Dallas. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

    If you get on the Daily Mile, you've gotta find me and "friend" me! Then I can stalk you in TWO places :)