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April 5th, 2010 - 5:59 pm § in Pops Notes
Pop’s List: Daycare, Day 1

Pop’s List: Daycare, Day 1

Here’s what’s on my agenda for tomorrow morning: (1) Wake up (before Kiddo wakes up) (2) Change from sleepwear to regular clothes (i) undershirt (ii) socks (iii) pants (iv) shirt (3) breakfast (4) diaper change (5) pack the “drop off” bag (i) picture of Kiddo (ii) instruction[...]

March 20th, 2010 - 9:47 pm § in Travel
Getting Around Town: Avis Rental – PT Cruiser

Getting Around Town: Avis Rental – PT Cruiser

My latest experience renting from Avis, which unfortunately ended on a sour note. Every rental I’ve ever done, I’ve picked the car up with a full tank of gas and dropped it off full. I did the same this time and was very suprised to see a $14 fuel surcharge listed on my bill. Emailing [&[...]

March 18th, 2010 - 9:34 pm § in Travel
Getting Around Town: Avis Rental – Sebring Convertible

Getting Around Town: Avis Rental – Sebring Convertible

Avis was able to come through for me on this one! One of the first bright sunny days of the year and they’re able to get me into a convertable… I wish I had known that you can’t have the top down with an infant in the car. =P     Charges Car Group Rented: […][...]

February 17th, 2010 - 9:40 pm § in Travel
Getting Around Town: Zipcar Scion xB (third time)

Getting Around Town: Zipcar Scion xB (third time)

Another month, another pediatrician appointment. Instead of getting a full day rental, I tried Zipcar again since I only needed the car for 3-4 hours. Here’s how it worked out: Hours used: 4:30pm – 7:30pm Rate: $9.00 NY City/State Sales Tax 8.88%: $2.40 NY Passenger car rental tax 6%: $1[...]

February 9th, 2010 - 7:24 pm § in Baby Gear, Bedtime
Essential Gear: The Itzbeen Baby Care Timer

Essential Gear: The Itzbeen Baby Care Timer

In the months and weeks leading up to Kiddo’s birth, they were all saying it… Enjoy your sleep now, it’ll be the first thing you lose, they failed to mention that the second thing to go would be my short term memory. Very early on, determining how long it had been between feedings,[...]

January 24th, 2010 - 7:33 pm § in Travel
Getting Around Town: Zipcar Scion xB (again)

Getting Around Town: Zipcar Scion xB (again)

It worked out so well last time, we’re giving it another go. However unlike the first rental, a few more taxes and a lot more money was involved… Hours used: 12:30pm – 6:00pm Rate: $13.00 NY City/State Sales Tax 8.88%: $4.71 NY Passenger car rental tax 6%: $3.18 NY MCT district sup[...]

January 11th, 2010 - 8:23 pm § in Travel
Getting Around Town: Zipcar Scion xB

Getting Around Town: Zipcar Scion xB

Finally decided to give Zipcar a try for Kiddo’s first trip to the pediatrician. Only a few blocks away, we picked up our Scion xB, here’s how the charges broke down: Hours used: 3:30pm to 7:30pm Rate: $9.00 per hour Total: $36.00[...]

January 8th, 2010 - 6:03 am § in Bedtime, Pops Notes

Pops Notes: Getting baby to go to (and stay) asleep

I have to admit, netflix’ing the happiest baby on the block DVD was a good idea. Setting aside time to read the book wasn’t going to well, however in less than an hour I had a decent idea of what to do if Kiddo started crying. Last night I was able to get Kiddo to […][...]

January 6th, 2010 - 5:59 am § in Travel
Ready or not, here we go!

Ready or not, here we go!

After enduring 27 hours of labor, Mum gave birth to a healthy baby boy (aka Kiddo)! What’s next? From what we’ve been told by friends, family and hospital staff, the next two weeks are going to be very difficult. On the plus side, we were able to find a car service that seems made for [&[...]