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Texas Two Step One Sticker Registration

texas two step one stickerI just renewed my car registration using this new system that they started March 2015.  It think its better than having 2 stickers on the windshield.  So just have your safety inspection done before your Vehicle Registration expires. Usually 90 days before your sticker expires would give you a lot of time.

When you do online renewal it does check it automatically in the state database to verify if your car had passed the safety inspection. Your car insurance coverage is verified online as well.

My safety inspection doesn’t expire until 8 months later so the safety inspection validation was approved.

Go to this website for more info.



Sirius-ly? I missed the free 2 weeks!

Wow! that freaking annoucement letter got stuck under my paper pile and the latest letter that I opened turned out to be a thank you note saying thank you for trying Sirius Satellite Radio for free.

Why am I getting the letter? Because I happened to acquire a vehicle with Sirius XM radio capable and of course the previous owner cancelled the subscription but not until after a month or so.  That’s why I got excited when I saw the thank you note but then turned into dismay when I found out it was over.

Oh well. Thank you anyways!

Our Results from clunkers program

I took some notes on gas and milage on my wife’s new car and here it is. It’s really a big difference compared to the 12 mpg Denali!

8/16 8.702g 510m
8/22 9.25g 764m
8/24 7.995g 1031m

764-510=254m divide 254miles with 9.25gallon which equals 27
1031-764=267m divide 267 miles with 7.995g equals 33

So if I calculated this right we have a 27mpg on city and 33mpg on highway!
Oh what a relief!

-11/7/09- on a side note, I was just doing some home filing and noticed that we actually drove the Expedition in around 55,000 miles

the honeymoon is over! Gas prices starting to climb again!

After a few weeks of low gas prices it is starting to climb up. Hopefully it won’t reach the $4 mark. Here are the lastest survey of gas prices in different cities.

Seattle, Washington — $2.00

Los Angeles, California — $1.91

Las Vegas, Nevada — $1.86

Miami, Florida — $1.84

Washington, D.C. — $1.74

Atlanta, Georgia — $1.70

Wichita, Kansas — $1.68

El Paso, Texas — $1.65

Charleston, South Carolina — $1.64

Denver, Colorado — $1.49

Chicago, Illinois — $1.96

Completed my DDC today! yey!

Took me..what…more than 2 months to complete this online defensive driving course?! Why? Procrastination!!!  Until finally I just decided that I will have to finish this thing in one sitting.  Well after some little sitting here and there I just put this weekend aside to finish this thing off.

Now all I have to do is wait for the certificate in the mail. Tapos dadalhin ko doon sa munisipyo ng kalapit barrio namin.  Hopefully I won’t have any more tickets for a while.

Bigat din nito ah! Mahigit isang daan ang binayad ko doon sa minisipyo!  Ang lupit nga.  Pero oks na rin. Matuto ka!  Pero this time ala naman atang akong binili like the last time.

Makulimlim na pagtatahak sa daan

Makulimlim na daanPapasok na ako sa trabaho at makulimlim ang panahon.  Ito lang ang sarap sa tanghaling pagpasok. Walang masyadong trapik!

Pero one time I tried to leave the house early around 8am-lekba ako! nakakaburyon ang haba ng trapik.

Taking a Long lunch at Discount Tires

Bigla na naman dumami ang tao dito sa dt. Nag long lunch ako today kasi takot na akong idrive yung kotse ko at kita na ang ply ng gulong. Kung ipipilit ko pa eh baka hindi na ako makapag blog pang muli! Lol!
Nung tininingnan ng sales rep yung gulong ko niloko pa ako at tinanong kung slick tires daw ang nakakabit.  Halos wala na nga kasing ply! Samadaling salita-nagatasan na naman ako ng humigit kumulang ng wadalaanda at sekalat. Yun na raw ang pinakamura nila. Wala kasi ng size ng kotse ko sa wally world kya dito na ako nagpunta.
Kanina mga 4 na tao pa lang at alas tres na ng hapon. Ewan ko ba kung saan lupalop nanggaling ang mga ito at nagsulputan na lang bigla.
Wala pa ring kupas ng galing ko sa bwena mano! Kahit hapon may bisa pa rin!

another Stupid way of parking..

stupid parking at the mall
How else can you describe this kind of parking at the mall?  Come on people! If you don’t want to get your new precious vehicle dented and scratched up or something-leave it inside your garage!!! better yet park it inside your living room!

sunday drive car breakdown

Sitting here at inside the car on a 93 deg heat is not a good way to spend my sunday afternoon.
As always triple A came to the rescue! There was a slight confusion on the street name whereas the difference between Lane and Blvd will take you a couple miles off the current location.
Thank God my bayaw Jeff is just a few minutes away so my wife and kids got a ride cuz we couldn’t get a hold of my son. I guess he was taking an afternoon nap at that time.
4:45pm – got here at the mechanic’s place since this breakdown happened on a sunday I have to leave this car at the parking lot and sit tight until my bayaw gets here to pick me up.
Well… That’s it for my sunday drive!

Ran a stop sign-bought a hard drive

Bad trip! Sunday afternoon drive turned out to be depressing. Eh paano ba naman natikitan na naman for the second time!
 Noted sa summon ticket ‘ran a stop sign’. And daya ng lespyak na yun. Eh huminto naman ako eh! Yun nga lang hindi full stop. Nag glide lang ako kung baga eh slight stop. Ngek! mayroon bang slight stop?

Tangna naman! Bayad na naman sa municipal court yan!!! Mahina $100 para sa moving violation na ito. Putris talaga.
Ska this time aminado talaga ako na kasalanan ko. Talagang nag nag-aabang yung alagad ng korte para makaipon ng quota nila. Ahhh busit talaga!
Sa kakatipid ko sa ibang bagay sa wala lang mapupunta ang pinag iipunan ko? Leche!!

 wd-portable-hd.gifKaya sa inis ko napa punta tuloy ako sa Best Buy at bumili ng Western Digital Passport USB Portable Hard Drive (120GB 2.5-inch, 3.5 in width, 5.7 in depth, 0.8 in height). 
Inisip ko na lang na bumili ako ng isang bagay na mataas ang presyo. At least medyo nabawasan ang depression ko that day…

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