My driver's license is due to expire in December. I thought I should make an appointment this month to make sure I can get in because our Covid numbers are now climbing once again. I find on that cluttered website where there are photos of people smiling and wanting to provide good service, that I cannot make an appointment and the Dept. of Motor Vehicles has to send me a notice before I can begin the process to make an appointment. So I have to trust that they will notice on the database of my pending expiration. Then I have to hope that the mail they send me will get to me. Our mail is slower these days. Also, my driver's license has my physical address and not my mailing address on record. I use to have a rural mailbox, but after two years in a row of trees falling on it and destroying it, I decided to rent the expensive mailbox at the Post Office. I did get a license sticker last month that had been delayed because it did not have my P.O. Box in the address. Therefore, you can imagine my concern that I will not get such a notice for my license renewal.
Therefore, I downloaded and printed the change of address form. (I had put off filing this because it also would impact my ability to vote! That is the address they use to certify the validity of the voter form which I dropped off. I just Knew with 2020 being the evil year that it was, I would be told they could not count my vote due to the discrepancy.)
Therefore, this week I began to complete the form to mail to the DMV for a change of address. This is not easy. They need several numbers that are on my car. I have to walk through a muddy forest to my neighbor's house, an acre away, to get the numbers off my car! We had the driveway re-sealed yesterday...thus leading hubby trying to park the cars on the street road and my car sliding off the side of the grass into the muddy thick ditch. We had to call the tow truck to pull it out and then asked our neighbor if we could park in her driveway. (Her house is under contract and no one is living there now.) Since I cannot walk on the driveway for several days, I must cross through the woods.
This morning hubby found he had left about $100 of meat in his car after our food shopping trip two days ago! We bought a lot of stuff from the big box store and he missed his two little shopping bags. That now goes into the trash!
These are not the distractions that I wanted to take my mind off of Pennsylvania counting ballots (that they could have counted days ago!) following their state laws of having to wait until after election day!
Please tell me that 2021 will be better. (I just heard that Biden has been declared the winner...that helps!) To leave on a calm note, I posted the photo below toward my side of the river as the fog was lifting---how symbolic!