It's OK! We made it safely back from the DMV. I don't think I told you, I took Caleb along for the adventure too! I had him get a book, so he grabbed a smallish book and said, "OK Mommy, I'm ready!" I looked at the book and told him to get a chapter book. At this point he gave me a look that clearly said wherever we were going was looking less and less fun, but he went back to his room and came out with two chapter books (Magic Tree House). I guess he figured he'd rather have too much to read than not enough. So we set off, for what could have been an epic adventure. We were in and out in about 20 minutes after renewing my driver's license (no more corrective lens restriction, thank you) and renewing the plates on my husband's car. I'm beginning to think I'm not being fair to the DMV here, because this was the second time I was practically able to walk in and out painlessly. On the other hand, the first time I went there, right after we moved in, I was sent back home because I didn't have enough of all the stuff they needed. Some of the 9/11 terrorists had Virginia ID's so the state freaked out and put all sorts of new rules into effect about what you have to bring in to get a driver's license. You need all the regular things most states require (birth certificate, proof of residency), but also you practically need a DNA test, your most recent CAT scan, tax returns for the last 12 years, and a soil sample so they can verify that you do in fact live in Virginia and don't just pay electricity or gas bills there. I thought I had gotten all of the forms together, so off I went to the DMV, ready to get a brand new Virginia Driver's License. I got in line at the information desk (this person is essentially a bouncer for the DMV - they keep out the riffraff that doesn't have the necessary paperwork) and was promptly sent back home. Do you remember the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld? His brother was working the DMV information desk that day. I can't remember exactly what my transgression was, but I think I had brought in the wrong type of utility bill or something. No License For You!
Anyway, it was clearly a traumatic experience, but I did eventually get the DL and got the car registered.
Oh, you're probably wondering what the bobbins of singles are in the pictures and wishing I would shut up about the DMV already! Those are the finished singles of the Merino, Angora, and Silk that I started a while back. I finished up the last two yesterday. I think they will finish as a fingering weight, but the angora will bloom and they could end up as DK weight, when all is plied and fulled. I don't really have a plan for the finished yarn, but it was fun to spin up. I've already started spinning something else that doesn't really have a plan. Aimless Spinning - WHeeeee!