Thursday, January 11, 2007


I just closed my credit card account. wanna know why? because it has a balance of ZERO! WOOO HOOOO!!! It feels pretty good to get it all paid. Now, I just have another little balance to pay off next month, and I'll be good as gold. SWEET!

I ran again this morning. I did NOT want to get out of bed (suprise suprise, I know) but I did anyway, albiet two snoozes later. I'm following the couch potato to 5K thing. The only bad part today was that I kind of have a little blister on the inside of my left arch. Kind of a bad spot, you know? I need new running shoes anyway, but these will have to serve me for the next 10 runs or so, til I get back to the USA.

Speaking of the USA, I'm not sure if I've shared our official plan......well, its not TOTALLY official, there still maybe some changes, but as it looks now....

I have two weeks of work left. Well, 11 days if you count tomorrow. I think I'll stop working on the 26th because the 29-31 the movers will be a packin up. Its a very strange feeling to know the end is near. Not like its motivating me to get any work done faster - I'm still procrastinating, but I am making progress.

Also on the 31st, my landlady will be stopping by so I can give her the keys and we can have a walk through. I'm planning on doing lots of cleaning and stuff as the movers are done in various rooms - so it should be ready for her. I'm not sure if we'll get all our security deposit back, since the cieling in the maid's quarters is all jacked up due to a little flooding incident during the rainy season, but I'll try to play it off like I didn't do anything wrong, and hopefully avoid any charges.

Which reminds me, I need to contact Prodigy to cancel my service on the 31st - I should probably wait until at least the 29th to cancel though, no? The phone, electricity and gas are all in the landlady's name, so I don't have to do anything there.

Then, we'll either stay in a hotel in Toluca the night of the 31st....or I was thinking maybe we could drive up to Querétaro and stay there for a night, just to make our drive on Feb 1st a bit shorter. Keith made it from the border to Toluca in just 9 hours, but he was also going about 100 mph in some spots, which I just don't feel is very safe.....So if we left from Querétaro it would make it a 7-8 hour drive to the border, and we could leave early and still get my car sticker taken off and make it across the border in daylight, and at our hotel in Laredo before its too late.

The days of Feb 2 - 4 aren't as planned yet. I'm pretty sure we can make it from Laredo to Chicago in two days, but we might take three just because the company is footing the bill and we can do that. I don't know.....I do know we need to be in Chitown before Kick off for the Super Bowl, and we should be able to do that no problem, which is cool.

Our iPod library has grown significantly since our trip down that is cool. Also, I won't be paying out of pocket, which is also cool. I kind of wish I could make it a real Road trip, cris-crossing across the country, stopping and visitng people, but I don't really have the time for that. But, Keith is a good road trip partner (aside from the driving 1000 miles an hour) so really, I'm kind of looking forward to it!!

1 comment:

Becky said...

Hey Karin! So exciting about your move back to the US :) It's almost here! I just thought I'd give you a little advice from someone who's been there done that, I hope you don't mind! You may want to call Prodigy ahead of time just to check that they don't require a certain time period ahead of cancellation. They are seriously strange about that, you know with it being Telmex and all. We had to call 2-3 weeks ahead of time to cancel ours when we moved back.

From Queretaro, it took us nearly 10 hours to get to the border, and that was driving at a fairly quick speed. We took all cuota roads where available, going up through San Luis Potosi (the city), Matehuala, Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo. That was without any stops other than getting gas either. I'd plan on a tad bit more than 7-8 hours even driving 100mph. :)

Ok, well best of luck to you on your road trip!