I give up.

Nov. 2nd, 2009 04:14 pm
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Today is officially fired.

My car is in Culpeper. I'm at home in Waynesboro. I'm mad, feeling stupid, and generally not in a good place.

Got pulled over on the way home. My inspection had expired. How often do I look at the sticker? Not as often as I should. It expired in August. Did my usual garage see this when I asked them to check my roadworthiness before going to Ohio in September? No. Did they see it afterwards at any point? No. That's a mild annoyance that has lead to the real kicker.

My license is suspended. I'm not sure when it became such (as it was all well and find at the end of May after MarCon) but it is now. Apparently a bit I thought had been handled back in May regarding my old car being off the road was not handled.

The state trooper took my license.

It's going to take an SR-22 and $585 for me to get legal again. That's $585 I really don't have. Really. Not even on my credit card right now. My dearest Megan picked up the car for me from where I was forced to pull over and wait. She's going to take her to get inspected for me with funds from Dad. Dad picked me up to come home. I have to call Progressive in a bit to set in motion getting an SR-22 filed. And figure out where the money is going to come from.

When it rains, it pours.

Today is fired.

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Date: 2009-11-02 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heavenscalyx.livejournal.com
Oh, GODS, that sounds unredeemably awful. I'm so sorry.

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Date: 2009-11-02 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aerynvale.livejournal.com
Something like that happened to me once. It turns out that I hadn't updated my street address with the DMV like I thought I had, so the renewal notice never got to me. Car pulled over. Impounded. Had to take the bus home.

Anyway, might wanna double-check your address with the DMV out there and see if it's current. Might help to avoid stuff like this in the future. Sucks that the dudes at the garage didn't have that on their road-worthiness checklist, though. :/

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Date: 2009-11-02 10:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ginkage.livejournal.com
Checked it with the DMV online as soon as I got home. Address was correct (that went through two years ago) and it gave me the direct things I needed to get back on the road. Proof of insurance on the old car is going to be a matter of handing in the plates (long story, don't ask) and informing them that it is out of my possession and had been off the road (and thusly off my insurance) for as long as I've had my current car.

Garage folks still suck, but the rest is all on me to fix. Money's going to be the hard part.

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Date: 2009-11-02 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kahva.livejournal.com
{{{{{{{{{{{{{MASSIVE HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

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Date: 2009-11-03 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stardansr.livejournal.com

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Date: 2009-11-04 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] outlawcoon.livejournal.com
Also, wish you the best in dealing with all this. It sounds spectacularly craptastic.
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