Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Lovely Afternoon

It's been crazy at the ranch. Busy, hard, both on Tia and I with lots of work, travel, and trying to find time for kids. Today Tia left early for a meeting with a client, and I went to lunch with a friend. Tia finished as I was driving over and decided to come meet us.

We had a good lunch, chatting as we haven't been able to do for a few weeks. Her afternoon was free, and I wasn't overly crunched (though I will be tomorrow), and so we decided to run a few errands. I need a new ski coat, after the zipper pulled out my old one. My old, old one is too thin, essentially a shell that doesn't work very well in the dead of winter. So we headed to the ski shop and tried on some coats, and got me a discount Oakley model from last year. It's really the first real, snowboard coat I've had ever, and it's nice.

Then we were chatting about her truck, which has been giving us some electrical problems. We've talked about trading it in and she wanted to swing by the dealer to see how much the new ones have changed and check the used lot. We looked at a couple 2008 2500s, but at $30k, they were a little more than we wanted to spend. However we saw a new, 2011 3500 that was $36k, which makes us rethink the matter slightly. Some research to do, but she misses the Dodge and the four captains chairs are harder for us to deal with than we thought.

An afternoon catching up with my wife, a nice break from the crazy life I've been leading all year. Hopefully we'll get a few more of those over the next few months as life should slow down a touch.

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