The first Monday as retired folks and my damn alarm goes off at 5:51 AM (I always use the 9-minute snooze at least one time).  Yeah, I fixed that.  In the future the only time I’ll be setting an alarm is when I need to catch a flight.

The first order of business was taking care of a little bureaucracy…also known as two hours at the DMV to get Idaho drivers licenses and register vehicles.  It turns out we need to have our two cars and RV inspected before we can register them, but the Worley PD will come out to our house for a $5 fee to do that.  I’ll be ready with a tray of homemade cookies when the inspector shows up.  You don’t see the California police departments making house calls (unless you’re cooking meth I suppose).  Shawn and I both passed our written test with flying colors thanks to the practice internet tests we crammed on the day before.  Only $3 to take the test and $55 for an 8-year license.  We also updated our home address with Geico and our auto insurance was reduced by almost half. Less traffic and crime in Idaho than California?

Next, it was off to buy supplies for making chicken brooders, seed starting stations, and assorted house stuff like a new mailbox, muck boots, boot scraper, and boot remover.  Shawn also used his retirement gift card from the Tractor Supply to buy overalls.  My very own Mister Green Jeans…in brown.

We also made our second trip to the waste transfer station where you can show up as often as you like and dump your household waste (we had a lot of carpet, pad, and old appliances).  Just show your proof of residence and they let you drive in.  They even had people doing community service to help us unload.

So far this Idaho thing is working out.