Monday, August 11, 2003

Avast, ye mateys!

I finally saw Pirates of the Caribbean yesterday. Like everyone else, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great special effects, costumes, and makeup along with a good acting and a solid story. Did Jerry Bruckheimer really produce this movie? I loved the scene paying homage to the Disney ride where the three prisoners are trying to coax the dog to bring them the keys. It was a cute way to work that sort of thing in without it being distracting.

After the movie, Misty and I stopped at Wal-Mart where we bought some oats so I can finally bake her the oatmeal cookies she's been craving all week. And, in case you were wondering, she's had plenty of mashed potatoes in the meantime.

Today is going to be busy, but hopefully I'll get some loose ends tied up. In a short while, I'll be off to Huntsville so I can close on my house. I had to call my realtor at 9 p.m. last night to find out when and where. This was a detail that he'd still neglected to mention. I got a call back an hour later and expected him to tell me that the closing date had been moved (as happened several times when buying my new house in Birmingham), but he said everything still looked good.

Before the closing, I need to: pick up any last stray items from the Huntsville house, get my tax information from Haven together and take it to my accountant (that's right, I still haven't filed my tax return yet), take a stack of packing boxes over to's office so others can use them when they move, and pick up a microwave and mini-fridge from Brian (thank you!). Upon typing in my to-do list here, it doesn't seem so daunting, but I know it's going to be a hectic day.

I'd better get moving...

No comments: