Yesterday, the locksmith returned for his second visit to finish up rekeying my locks and installing a new deadbolt on my antiquated side door.
I also went to the bank to change my address and mess around with my accounts. They had some sort of bizarre computer glitch, so I sat there with a woman as she frantically tried to update the computer database with my new info several times. She ended up on the phone with technical support. After 45 minutes, she still was not able to change my info, and I had started drifting off to sleep in my chair (Ru's bus left very early in the am, so we only got about 3 hours of sleep because we were up chatting the night before.). The woman took pity on me, and waived the charge for my new checks. She sent me on my way, and reassured me that sooner or later, she would get my address changed.
Today's plans are to figure out the lawnmower and attempt to mow the grass evenly. I also need to "invite" the Darryl's back to do the second ceiling fan.
Hopefully, either today or tomorrow I'll start shopping for a couch as there's currently absolutely nothing in the living room, other than my small TV that I bought in a pawnshop for $50 eight years ago. Sad, very sad.
I also need to get back into going to the gym, before my schedule starts really picking up.
My first shift is this Saturday. I will be working in the pediatric side of the ED, which means a 10-hour shift, and it's overnight. I'm really nervous about it, particularly as I can't even recall the last time I saw a pediatric patient. I think that the rest of my shifts are on the adult side this month.
On the plus side, yesterday I finally completed the long paperwork trail (they lost about a quarter of my stuff) and received my parking pass ($27/month), ID badge, and my doctor's stamp. Their way of dealing with illegible signatures is to just have us all stamp our names underneath. Pretty cool, eh?
This morning I met up with my insurance agent, and then headed over to the DMV. It actually wasn't that painful of a process, and they even gave me my new license plates in person. Everyone remarked on my old AZ license as it didn't expire until 2043. However, afterwards I was looking through my stuff and realized that I needed to get a vehicle inspection and had no idea where to go.
I looked online and checked the general DMV numbers first. My options were 1-800-DIAL-DMV, 1-800-CALL-DMV, and a local number. DIAL-DMV was disconnected. CALL-DMV gave me another number for "exciting live conversation". I thought that was rather sarcastic of them, and gave it a try. Guess what? It was a phone sex line! As soon as I heard, "Hey there, sexy guy!" I hung up, and since it was an 800-number I don't think they can charge me for calling.
Finally, I called the local number and was told I can just go to any old garage for an inspection. That would have been nice to tell me in person. Arizona doesn't really care about emissions until your vehicle is x-amount of years, and since mine is a 2002, I've never had to do anything about it. Oh well.