in kentucky, you pay the taxes on your car to get a new tag during your birth month. in florida it is the same way (that is where tj's car is regsitered). so thats what I'm used to, k?
well, on monday (tj's bday) I realized, oh crap, the registration on my car is going to expire in five days and I haven't gotten anything in the mail to pay for a new tag. so I call the dmv in SC...the lady tells me I cannot continue to keep my car registered there since I no longer live there. well, thats fine, but I wanted to know what to do if I couldn't get to the ct dmv right away, since my tags would expire shortly. she types on her computer and responds, "oh honey, you're good till november. they don't expire until then."
I go back to my computer, doing some more work, and finally I hit the road to go home. on my way there, I realize...november. november of 05 was when we bought my car...and I know we haven't paid anything to the dmv since then. I'm thinking this lady was probably smoking crack. I think you know where I'm going with this.
when I pull into my driveway, I immediately walk to the back of the car and check the plates.
I have been driving with expired tags for the past four months.
yeah. I feel like a super dumba** for not realizing this before now.
I hear going to the DMV in the state of Connecticut is like the biggest joke ever. I've been told by numerous people to "pack a lunch." well, even more wonderful is that since the car isn't registered to ME but rather to TJ, I have to depend on him to do this. well, let me just say this: he had no idea I had expired tags. he hasn't called to find out any info from the dmv. he has not called our bank requesting the title be overnighted to us, etc etc etc. I'm only a little bitter. and I KNOW when I tell him to show up to the dmv early, he's going to not take me seriously. he'll likely wait till the afternoon to go, when it is too late, and then be mad they can't get him in, and he'll complain about how inefficient it is and blah blah blah. I know my husband pretty well.
the next car we buy will be registered in my name. just so I can do *something*
in the meantime, I've been driving super cautiously and obeying the speed limit. which is something I typically do not do.
in other news, I have a crap ton of assignments due by monday at midnight. I'm gonna hafta pull a wonder-woman if I plan to get them done. why oh why do I do this?!