Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Life, Driver's License and More

It's been fun seeing my new book SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER in stores, although there generally aren't many copies since there are so many Harlequin books published each month.  Even so, I always check and ask if I can sign them and leave bookmarks so people will hopefully learn that my new K-9 Ranch Rescue miniseries for Harlequin Romantic Suspense has begun--and that it features dogs!

I spent one morning this week at a California Department of Motor Vehicles office because my driver's license needed to be renewed.  It was more of a project than usual because I wanted to get the new Real ID card because we travel some and the new type will be required in a couple of years anyway, at least if you fly.  I had to figure out which of the various proofs of ID I had that fit into each of the three categories required and finally wound up bringing my passport, my social security card, and my car registration, although there were a lot of other possibilities.  Plus, I had to take a driver's test on a computer, so it was a good thing that I'd skimmed the laws and requirements in the California drivers' brochure online.

It's done.  I passed and am awaiting my new license.  And right now, I also need to describe something cute that happened this week.  Not regarding my dogs, although they're adorable, of course.  But one day a squirrel came into our yard and began digging holes to find buried food.  My husband manages our yard and garden and he wasn't happy to see those holes--or the squirrel, who wasn't scared away by our yells at him or even our bringing the dogs into the yard, though I didn't let them onto the part where the squirrel was.  My husband finally tossed a small stone not at the squirrel but nearby.  Did that scare him away?  Not!  Instead, the squirrel went over and examined the stone, then buried it.  The stone is probably still buried there.  And the squirrel?  He eventually ambled out of the yard and we haven't seen him since.

So what's your latest connection with IDs and wildlife?


Betty Hechtman said...

It's always nice to stop in bookstores and sign stock.
I've got an appointment at the DMV to renew my license. I didn't even think about the new license. I better check it out before I go. Funny story about the squirrel.

Linda O. Johnston said...

Good thing you have an appointment at the DMV. The line for those who didn't have one looked horrible!