Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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mouse's picture mouse

This past fall I said something to Trillian about renewing our car registration. Her response was, "But we only have to do that every two years...oh, we've been here two years." Time sure marches along.

One of the states we lived in set licenses to expire at "milestone" birthdays. It felt a bit like adding insult to injury: you're older and need to spend some time at the DMV! Not sure what our current state does, but I shudder to look at my license to figure it out.


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I just had to get one because I had lost mine. Sheesh. The requirements for proving you are who you say you are made me nervous. Proving your address, proving your identity. And yes, the people are not particularly cheerful about their career choice and punish the general public for it. The one good thing that came out of my experience was that my new id has a much better picture than my last one. So at least there was a silver lining!


Lilianpw's picture Lilianpw

Awww, I love this post!

Not all states have terrible horrible DMVs. Massachusetts' are wonderful, really! But I didn't know that until I moved to Pennsylvania. I could go on an on about this and perhaps I'll write a similar post on my blog, but I just wanted to say something else quick before I forget. (and just another thing, your posts always inspire me so much!! and make me think about my own experiences and give me the desire to write about them)...

Anyway, what I want to say is that now that we're again approaching a crossroads in our lives, thinking about the DMV (or RMV as I knew it) made me want K to get the job that would have us live in MA again (job actually in RI, but we'd live in MA) and not the VA one. Just so I could have pleasant DMR experiences again... sigh.


Lilianpw's picture Lilianpw

oops, DMV, and it really is called RMV in MA (Registry of Motor Vehicles), I checked!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I was wondering what a DMR experience was, Lilian--something I missed?!

Setting licenses to expire on milestone birthdays is awful. Of course mine did just that this year--I turned 40 and it went and expired. That certainly added insult to injury!

I hope my picture is good, Omaha. I didn't get to see it, and I won't get my actual license for two weeks now. Scott asked the lady who took his picture how he looked and she replied "older."


Lilianpw's picture Lilianpw

I just heard two days ago that DMVs are not that great in Virginia either :-(.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Oh no--my sympathies...!