Check that off

First agenda item this past week was getting our drivers licenses renewed. Most states allow that to be done online and South Dakota is one of them…BUT! One of the things you have to show is something indicating that you have spent at least one night in the state within the last year. We could prove our street address by sharing a piece of mail addressed to us and we could prove that we had recently had our eyes examined by sending a copy of our recent prescription from the doctor, but since it was two years ago when we were last in the state, we had to make a trip to stay overnight. Any licensing station in the state could renew our license, so we chose the closest one to us in Yankton, SD. We spent the night in a motel and turned in that receipt to show that we had indeed been there in addition to the above mentioned documents, had our pictures taken and a few minutes later we were on the road home.

I will have to say that what we saw of Yankton was lovely. Yards and houses appeared to be well kept, especially since we’d just been to LeRoy’s home town of Cherokee where there are many places about which I can’t say the same. I’m sure it didn’t hurt anything that Yankton has had the same rainy weather pattern that we’ve had further south. We enjoyed the drive up and back through Kansas and Nebraska and are now licensed to drive for five more years!

Don’t the “new”/used cabinets look nice on the wall behind the bus?

cabinets closed

They visually open up the space that had preiously been occupied by a black shelving unit which has been moved (but is still full). Remember when I wrote about nature abhorring a vacuum? One cabinet is completely full already and the other two are well on their way.

cabinet 2 open cabinet 1 open

 

LeRoy is one of the fortunate or unfortunate guys, whichever way you choose to look at it, who shares his birthday with an important gift-giving event so he usually gets just one gift for both his birthday and Father’s Day. I am generous, though, so it’s usually a pretty nice one. Since we’ll be gone on our Alaskan adventure until just before that day, he got his present early. He is now the proud owner of a new set of Ryobi tools. Happy birthday, honey!

Speaking of our Alaskan trip, we leave on the 8th and return late the night of the 19th or early the morning of the 20th depending upon your viewpoint. We’re flying to Anchorage where we will be met by my cousin Andi Nations. They live in Wasilla and we have never visited them there. We’re looking forward to a few days with Andi and Scott before we leave on our cruise. They’ve lived in that area for many years so they will be able to show us some of their favorite places. In three weeks, we’ll be able to share pictures and memories.

 

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