Wednesday, August 29, 2007

We're Official

Yes, its true. We're now officially Indiana residents. Although that isn't too weird for Josh - this is the 5th state is has resided in - it is for me. I've always been a Michigander! Is it weird to miss the old driver's license - the one with the Mackinac Bridge? The Indiana one is ugly.

So we went to the BMV today (think Secretary of State) and purposely brought along our entire box of important files. I ALWAYS seem to not have the correct documents on me when I go there and THIS TIME I was going to be prepared. We needed to come home with 6 things:

Josh driver's license
Jessica driver's license
Corolla title
Corolla plates
Saturn title
Saturn plates

What percent did we achieve, after lugging a large box of files there and spending well over an hour? Just 33%. Just for future reference, you actually need to drive all cars to the BMV that you want to get stuff for. We just had our little Corolla with us at the time so we figured we'd get at least that one taken care of. Could we? Nope. When we paid off the car we never had the bank sign off on the Michigan title. Such is life with the BMVs of the world. At least we got a couple of things accomplished. Two passed written tests and two driver's licenses.

On a completely unrelated note, I have two new favorite books:

I got this one from Z before I left town. A wonderfully simple, honest book about walking with God. It delves into the imperfection, the lopsidedness, and the unfinishedness that is characteristic of anyone's walk with God. As one reviewer puts it, "If you're a perfect, upstanding, respectable, fully mature Christian, you may not identify with very much in this book. If you're like the other 99.9% of us, this book is a capital-G Godsend."

And this one is fiction my in-laws kindly sent after enjoying it themselves. A widower haunted by past mistakes meets a child with an all-too-familiar heart condition. Thoroughly solid Christian fiction. A redemption story. Excellent.


buurstra+buurstra said...

Of course you can come solo, although we'll miss seeing Josh, but completely understand. And yes, I'm positive "the game" will be on and you are more than welcome to join long as you make some AMAZING BLUE JELLO!! :)

Maybe you had trouble getting your paperwork done cuz you were at the BMV instead of the DMV...JUST A THOUGHT. :) Or maybe it's different in Indiana??

We miss you guys too!

buurstra+buurstra=anotherbuurstra said...

Vodka in the blue jello would make it AMAZING! Let's try that! :)