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Carolyn Tann Starr 2012

Dear Laura C...

Okay. You win. I'm blogging (LOL) ;-)

Went to DMV and had a silent cow because unlike NY (a) FL does not have Enhanced Driver's Licenses (that let you drive into Mexico and Canada without a passport) and (b) they don't have Commercial Chauffeur licenses either. I had to give up a perfectly cool commercial license for a regular drivers license and must now go to school for an A, B or C if I want to drive commercial vehicles (sigh). Can't get appointed as a Notary if I don't have FL state ID so I handed it over and tried not to cry...

I'll need it for the real estate license too (sigh). Guess this means I'll finally apply for a passport, eh? I may have to start another To Do List.

Kids are on their school buses, Mike is munching in the kitchen and now I have to shop on-line  to find a driving school for the motorcycle designation, then another driving school for a bus/16 seater minimum vehicle plus I have a FL CDL book to memorize. I'm nervous because I'm reading a stat that states approximately 50,000 people fail the FL CDL a year. Jeez...

I've driven small trucks, limo, 12 and 14 seaters so this should be interesting... I'm oogling big truck pictures thinking my kids would like that (so I really need to pass this test - LOL). My brother is a truck driver. I may have to FB him and see if we can Skype later. I'll need pointers on those hydraulic air brakes. There are a lot of diagrams in this book I need to memorize and I'm thinking a trip to SC is in order. I'd like to learn his technique for pre and post trip inspections (and I need a military duffle bag of tools, fuses, emergency equipment, the correct CDL extinguisher and those orange triangles truckers have). ;-)

Carolyn Tann Starr 2012

I'm going jogging. Will share some beach pictures when I get back and update you on the home office exploits. I've been a good little author in training editing my book and my kids have been mixing and mastering audio for their childrens' stories (LOL). Their version of dictation requires 99 tracks of unreliable narration and musical interludes of wee people mayhem (silly grin). ;-)

I also have to write a Dear Cindy T post. I've been keeping my gal pal on the phone for HOURS and I promised to clean my house of the toy explosion and take updated picks of the Living/dining room. She's going to help me do something useful with my unfinished space and naked yard so I need to brave the bugs and go out back to walk the fence line and pick her brain. I also have to finish the guest room so she can visit and we can gang up on Mike. If Jen and Cindy both come we can have an Asian Invasion cook off in my kitchen.

I love doing sleep overs with my girlfriends. We like cooking together. I can't wait for Emelia and Nydia to come for a visit as well. The girls are mad fun.

My house is their house (and it's mad noisy over here - evil grin).

Laura, will let you know when Mike and I are coming up to NYC. We have a house and minion sitter. Will see you soon... We have to plot an ActiveRain get-together when I get back. I owe Jesse dinner and have got to go see Josef (and my cousins). ;-)



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Comment balloon 4 commentsC Tann-Starr • January 10 2012 08:40AM


Ok...wait a minute...You moved to Fla? Hope you and all are well, tell Laura, I said Howdy, she totally ROCKS!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Hey Russell! I shall be dividing my time between NYC, SC, TX and FL. I'm trying the south and must say it's totally different. I'm a gawking New Yorker who really needs to learn how to swim (LOL). Laura is amazing! I have to drag her down here when I'm not up there being a creative pest (sily grin). :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Yeah...it's way different in the south but Texas can be nice ;-)


Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Russell, I love Texas. I shall be going back in the Spring. Looking forward to it. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 9 years ago

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