Well, so far today is not going well at all. We had to wake both girls up and take my husband off to base where he is gone to the field for 6 days. As we were leaving, I noticed the garbage truck never came and the package my in-laws sent has now emptied itself of those oh-so-lovely styrofoam bead things. Thinking to be a good neightbor I ran out with a broom and thought to sweep them up. The wind was howling and every time I had a pile they all blew away. So now various parts of the entire neighborhood have bits of styrofoam. How humiliating!
Fast forward to security check to get onto base. They tell me to pull over because they want to talk to us. Get this. Our tags expired. They take my license and stuff. They came back with good news though. Evidently we DID renew our tags but never got them. Weird, but true. I guess some national crime database comfirmed I was clean and that the van really did belong to us. Now I am tasked with figuring out how to get these missing tags. The upside was that we did not get a ticket for "Improper Display." He said (in a heavy German accent), "I not give you a ticket because you be real nice. You no twist your eyes and sigh and say bad words at me." At least THAT was nice! =)
So pull out and my husband was losing it because we were now almost late. A fine mist starts coming down. Harder now. Drive a little. Harder. Now, I cannot see. It is a virtual monsoon. I have to drop the poor guy off outside to go stand in it.
As we leave base I am feeling tired, sad and a little shaky from the rain/security/styrofoam and we get behind a line of firetrucks and MP's responding to a wreck.
I am hoping that the day can only get better from here!