Monday, December 1, 2008

Ummmm...

Have you ever had one of those days where you sit in front of the computer and nothing will appear onto the screen no matter how much you have to say. I am having one of those days. I have a lot of things on my mind but none of them are forming coherent paragraphs. For one, I am signing the lease on the house today and getting the keys. We can't exactly move in today because we have no furniture however. Tomorrow, Sam, my cat gets released from kitty prison quarantine. I am trying to decide if I should take him to D's house, where there are two other cats who would freak him out but he wouldn't be alone, or put him in the new house with a litter box and food, where at least he wouldn't have to deal with other cats but would be alone for a couple days until we can get some furniture over there. I can't bring him to the hotel because of the rules. Decisions, decisions. I also have to go to the VAT office here on base in order to avoid the 17% VAT tax that would be charged on the quarantine bill for him and Elizabeth.

Oh on Wed. I have my "driving class" which is a 3 hour class that explains British road rules. Then I get an endorsement on my license that allows me to drive in England legally. I have been driving here on my regular license because we are allowed to do so for 30 days until we can get into the class. Oh and roundabouts don't scare me much anymore. Once you do them a few times, they are less confusing. The Man's driving however, still scares the crap out of me. I don't know how many times I have said "curb curb curb" to him while we are headed down the road. Of course he says my driving scares the crap out of him too. Maybe it is just something about being a passenger in an English car, cause the cabbies driving on Thanksgiving scared me too and he was a native.

21 comments:

splodge said...

Every day is "one of those days" for me.

You must be itching to move into your house. Poor kitty, he'll need loads of attention and tasty morsels when you get settled.

My husband calls me his 'Driving Consultant' when I make 'curb' comments to his driving...and being scared in a cab is normal in the UK.

Colepack said...

I am still obsessed over the lack of cup holders.
Make a list, it always makes me think better.... then again I am a little (lot) off.....

Kristin said...

Congrats on finding an abode (SAT word for the day!) Make sure you send us an addy!

Mama Dawg said...

I literally can NOT imagine living in a different country, (not to say that I wouldn't want to!). All the new stuff to get used to!

Cameron said...

Almost every day is 'one of those days' for me. I'll sit here and try to come up with something all day, then it'll hit me out of the blue.

Putz said...

wow, i love england...an american who loves fish and chips, and blokes, and houses with uneven floors in newmarket, and blood pudding, and rainy days,

Cape Cod Gal said...

I have "those days' alot. I have tons of ideas, thoughts ect. but can never seem to get them down. I've started keeping a recorder in my car. I always get ideas when driving.

I too am still freaking out over no cup holders. That is the first thing I look for when searching for a new car.

You must be missing your kitty. I don't know what I would do without the animals!!

Sprite's Keeper said...

No cup holders in English cars? Where do they put their burgers when they need to flip someone off?!

Jen said...

I so have those days all the time. Thank goodness I make crazy posts and keep them in draft form. When I get inspired it hits me.
I hope that the driving lessons go well.

The Stiletto Mom said...

My husbands driving scares the crap out of me no matter where we are. You know why? He drives like crap, that's why.

Good luck with everything this week! Sounds sort of hectic!

Tismee2 said...

I'd tell you to bring kitty here but my two would either eat him or lick him to death!

So they are letting you out on the roads eh? Hope you haven't been turning right at red traffic lights or sitting patiently at cross roads.

Woah - cross roads!! Ok so in the US you have a cross road, like say in the car park around the Florida Mall. You get to where you think you should stop but there are no lines, another car is coming from the left (or right or opposite) who the hell has right of way????

We have been there many many times over the last 16 years or so and still don't know who should go first. Mick normally does because he's an impatient bugger and doesn't 'do' considerate driver.

Now that really would solve the problem for next year!

Heather said...

Glad to see you have arrived and well over there. I was out of town for awhile, so I am still trying to catch up on reading.

Sammanthia said...

I don't hear my name very often, but when I do it's always the name of someone's pet. I'm going to change my name.;)

ChurchPunkMom said...

you can't bring your cat to the hotel?? wth?? we would not have made our move from CA to IA very well had our kitties not been allowed in the hotel with us..

still, he might be better off in the house anyway, less transition and adjustment that way.

and my hubby is freaked out by my driving too. but it's more of a bad passenger thing than a bad driver thing, iykwim. not that i blame him.. it would be kind of like me riding with my 8yo driving - it must be freaky to see someone so much smaller than you behind the wheel! lol

Michele said...

I'd give the cat the run of the new place. If he's anything like ours he'll believe he deserves it for putting up with us.

Slick said...

I'm constantly scared as a passenger. Trish hardly ever gets to drive when we're in the car together.

a 3 hour class? Yuck...good luck Kat! :)

Momo Fali said...

Wait. Don't cats like to be alone? I would think that empty house would be like cat-utopia.

Lola said...

Yeah, my years of living with cats has taught me this: If they are indoor cats, all they need is food, water, something warm to sleep on and a litter box. What they definitely don't need is friends forced upon them.

Hmmm, maybe that's what I've learned from living with me and it has nothing to do with cats...

Heinous said...

You never knew driving in England was going to make you an adrenaline junky, did you? I'd put the cat in the new house. He can get used to it in peace at least.

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Look kids! Big Ben! Parliament!

Look kids! Big Ben! Parliament!

They got anything other than cheese and snow on the boob tube there?

Captain Dumbass said...

Much like how you felt today in front of your computer, I feel the same in your comments but I don't want to be a lurker.