Friday, July 9, 2010

7 quick takes

1. The kids have been doing kids' college this week and are loving every minute of it. Jake is there for 2 classes in the morning, then he and I get some hang out time until it's time to get the other two (they have 4 classes each). I'm in the car a lot with this arrangement, but since my love affair with my ipod has not faded, it's not too bad.

2. I'm attempting to not talk on the phone while driving anymore. (It is legal to still do that here not like CT) My reason is this... we will have a new driver in the family fairly soon and he needs to plan on not talking while driving (EVER!), so I need to set a good example!

3. Speaking of phones... we've been planning for weeks to get rid of our home phone. It has actually been unplugged for about a month. We've adjusted well to not using it. The problem was our internet service (a major necessity around here) was provided by the phone company. Without the phone that cost was going to drastically increase. We aranged to get a different internet provider, but this would not be a quick take if I explained how that went, suffice it to say we are staying with the phone company, and basically the cost would be the same with or without the phone, so technically we still have a home phone (although at the moment it is still unplugged).

4. I really can't stand dealing with things like changing phone services. I love saving money though!

5. We also planned to get rid of TV service, but figured that would only be temporary. In the end we ended up with a much cheaper plan and has some pretty interesting channels on it, that we didn't have with our bigger plan.

6. Jake and I saw Toy Story 3 for the second time the other day. This time in 3D... I cried again!

7. Time to get back in the car for the afternoon pick up. Then we are attempting getting passports for the kids (we're hoping a cruise is in our family's not so distance future and the cost of passports in going up on Tuesday). Then Madi has rehersal for You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, she is Peppermint Patty.

7 comments:

Tiffany said...

I almost never talk on the phone now while driving when my kids are in the car but I have yet to break the habit when I am alone. The thing is when I am home I seldom have time to talk on the phone so I like using car time to take care of "business." I agree with setting a good example though. It will likely be illegal to talk while driving soon anyway.
Good luck with passports!

吳婷婷 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。............................................................

ann marie said...

I rarely talk on the phone while driving. I just can't do it without doing something stupid. One time I was on the phone with someone and would you believe, I backed into a mailbox?! And then I left the scene of the crime in a complete panic! And several children were in the car with me, some of whom will be driving very soon. Talk about a bad example!!!

bfarmmom said...

Yes, I also need to stop talking on the phone while driving. But like Tiffany it seems to be the only time I have to talk on the phone. Glad kids college is going well. I wanted to do that this year also. Oh well.

Melissa said...

I've been thinking about not talking on the phone while driving too. I hadn't thought about the up and coming drivers in the family. Yes, I would like to set a better example.

竹青 said...

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