Monday, April 22, 2013

One Monday I am not sure of..

I have never disliked Mondays, but today is one that about changed my mind.

Retirees are supposed to be relaxed and unhurried. Today was an exception. NCDMV is not a place I enjoy going. Too much room for error on paperwork required to transfer titles.

We processed 4 titles, cost just for paperwork was $550+ and four pieces of paperwork each with $27 notary fees. I Finally did see a smile from the clerk.  I never get nervous but my hands were shaking for the first time I can remember.  I wouldn’t mention it, but I am sure my family noticed. I don’t like the feeling.

Of course there was a lot more involved, including a Dr. appt.  so we finished the paperwork and headed to the house to change tags all round, then made it to the Dr. Office about my ears. We were 15 min. early.

BUT the Dr. wasn’t expecting a hearing test, someone had dropped the ball and said I needed a hearing aid adjustment. So reschedule for Thurs. Morning.

We gave our van to Jack Jr, who in turn gave his van to Mark. Then we finally got a trailer title for a little utility trailer and the cherry on the sundae was we finally transferred the Camaro title.  So Sherry is not officially the owner of a 1991 Z28 Convertible. If Spring would act right, it would be time to ride around in it.  hahaha. I know, we have no ROOM to complain after seeing Mel’s entry and SNOW! Gary’s report from NY and freezing rain. Lucy is complaining about rain.

SOOOO I won’t complain, ……. Oh yes I will, it ain’t ‘posed to be cool in NC on April 22nd!!!!

Ah, but after all the griping I want to kick myself. I saw a veteran today who was blind and deaf, his sweet wife was directing him around, She even found a willing Vet to take him to the bathroom.


So hey, I have it made. A beautiful wife, that I can see, vehicles I can drive and a healthy family. Life is good.

Nite Shipslog


That adage is right, I complained about no shoes until I saw the man with no feet.

(I have it made)


1933_Buick_Model_57_4dr_sedan_21934 Singer LeMans & 1937 Singer1935_Buick_66-C_jan4b

I can’t help myself, I feel good looking at these old boxy dudes.


Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
DMVs are the same EVERYWHERE!

Nice Packard in the first image in the Night Shipslog.

According to Shirl, the reason you like looking at those old boxy dudes is because YOU are an old boxy dude!
«Louis» knows that rumor is true because he started it himself!


I hate going to the DMV. Too complicated for sure. Sounds like you got everything wrapped up in a reasonable amount of time though.

Paula said...

Yep no matter the problem we can always look around and see someone worse off then ourselves. Good luck with your ear appointment. If they find something to help your hearing let me know. John needs it too.

shirl72 said...

The fee shocked me. They should
have been happy to get that much
money and they have a job. Hope
you can settle down and relax.
Don't get your BP up. Glad everything is done. Life is

Woody said...

I think most DMV's are the same, paperwork and money, that is what helps run the States, it surely is not Industry as that is all gone or moved over seas. New York State is run on FEES, but ya either pay them or try to move somewhere they don't have Fees, wonder if small desolate Islands have fees???
Starting to warm up, melted most of the snow on the lawn, got up to 59 !!
Well, take care,
Gary and Anna Mae

Anonymous said...

This cool weather won't last. Come Wednesday, you'll be ready to motor to the Dairy Queen in the convertible.


Dar said...

Unbelievable fees...mercy. Nice, tho, that you all are on the road save. A Z28, COOL.

Mevely317 said...

Deep breath of relief, Jack ... it's all over! :)
Funny how the process of getting all those threads sewn tightly can cause stress. (Yuppers, I know.)

Thanks for the perspective; and yes, I'll remember to smile the next time I have to notarize something for a stranger! :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It does seem we all have much to be thankful for. There is always someone a lot worse off and even though our day wasn't all good there is something good in every day. Life is good!

Anonymous said...

I do hope I will live in Florida the remainder of my days...I have no desire to go to another DMV office ever again in this lifetime :D Actually the experience wasn't to bad when I moved here in 2009...but the VA experience in 2006 was horrendous! So I appreciate your feelings!!

Thank you for reminding me to be grateful for the blessings I have!!

Chatty Crone said...

Jack you are a busy guy!!!!!! You think like I do - when I see someone worse off and there are a lot who are - I thank God for my life.

Sorry it is so cold - y'all ought to be here - lol.

And I got your book today - can't wait to open it.