Wednesday, April 16, 2008

It's 8:30 a.m., and...

...I've already been awake for FIVE HOURS!!!

Yes, I woke up at 3:30 a.m. I realized that falling back to sleep was futile, so I just read until Jo Mama got up.

Isn't jet lag a wonderful thing?

The flight over The Pond went well. I'm happy to report that I was not seated next to a completely insane person like I have been on past trips. We arrived in Chicago exactly on time, I was not hassled by immigration, and my checked bag (empty suitcase for bringing stuff back) made it too.

Nothing too exciting yet. Last night: a nice Reuben sandwich for dinner. This morning: a free cup of coffee at Starbucks (coupon in yesterday's paper), and a quick stop at Dunkin' Donuts for a box of 50 Munchkins for the nieces and nephew so that they'd all go to school completely jacked-up on sugar.

Later this morning, after picking up my rental car, I'll be going to the post office to mail our tax returns - one day late. I guess I didn't feel like standing in line at the post office yesterday afternoon with all the last minute filers. Actually, the return is not late since we have an extension until October 15th. However, the extra taxes we have to pay (a little over $100) were supposed to be paid by yesterday.

Dear Uncle Sam: Let me know if you want me to pay the interest on the amount we owe. What would that come out to? Something like...oh...2 cents?


Kirk said...

Why not rent a car at the airport? Is it a lot cheaper to rent locally instead of at O'Hare?

Boy in the City said...

Oh, I'm sure he'll want his 2 cents!

The Big Finn said...

Kirk -
I don't rent at the airport because then I have to rent the car for an extra day, AND I have to pay the ridiculous City of Chicago car rental tax. It ends up costing me about the same amount to take a limo to and from the airport. Plus, I then don't have to worry about dropping the car off before I leave.

Boy - I think it's up to 4 cents now because I got lazy and didn't go to the post office until this morning.