Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A total meltdown?

What does a total meltdown look like? Well, we are about to find out! I'm not even sure where to begin. For anyone that has followed this wild adventure of reinstating my license you know that I have been fighting for such a long time against things that don't make any sense and other peoples errors. The last week has been insane as we juggled both vehicles for repairs and had stressors galore just with making sure I could take my test this morning. We were concerned last night because our registration expired this month but we sent the payment in before it expired and had not received our new one in the mail. No big deal we would just go in to DMV a little early and have them print one out for us. So DMV does not open until 9:00 and my test is at 9:30. We get there when they open to find a line wrapped around the building and think "this is NOT a good start". We get our number and begin our wait. At 9:30 they were no where near our number so I went to check in for my test and explain the situation while Jim continued to wait to be called. This very uncheery man looks up our registration information and tells me that the registration has been suspended because of lapse of insurance. What? We've never had a lapse in insurance! So he tosses the registration back to me and tells us to continue waiting in line and they can fix it at the window. If we get it done quickly and get back to him he will still allow me to do the test. So we sit, and sit, and sit. It was nearly an hour AFTER my appointment that we finally get to the window for help with another man that manages to be even less friendly and helpful then the first guy. Seriously... do you have to pass some sort of test to make sure you are totally unkind to work there? Turns out they can not fix it the same day (like the 1st guy told us) and so we waited for nothing. My appointment was not going to happen and the next appointment is April 8th. That means 20 more days that I cannot drive until I can even attempt to take the test! Of course I call the insurance to see what the deal is and they show there has never been a lapse in our insurance and that they have electronically sent DMV our information when required. So someone somewhere in DMV and/or our Insurance company made an error and I'm just plain out of luck. It takes up to 2 days for our insurance and DMV to take care of it and correct their error. No one is telling us why we were never notified that there was ever a suspension put on our registration. And certainly no one is apologizing for our inconvenience or bending over backwards to make it right.

I guess the frustrating part is that we worked SO hard to make sure everything was in place for this morning just to be blindsided again... someone elses error that I again pay the price for. I'm just inches from meltdown mode. I have experienced nearly every emotion this morning from frustration to anger to disappointment... you name it. Okay, blog therapy complete (thanks for baring with my venting) and now the pity party needs to end. We are still planning on signing papers for our new house so lets just hope that goes without any unpleasant surprises. I'm allowing myself a little while to go through the emotions of this disappointment and plan to indulge in some sort of really good chocolate (my Mom's suggestion) and then it will be time to move on. Today is still a day to celebrate. I have been seizure free for one full year today and that is worthy of some serious praising God and celebration, right?

4 comments:

Becky Hinchley said...

I'm so sorry Angela...I know how much you were looking forward to driving again! I think you go need to get a big bag of chocolate and have a pitty party for yourself. I would join you if I wasn't so far away!

Becky

Anonymous said...

.....wish I was there to hug you....


Linda

Ericka said...

Oh honey.... what the heck? My favorite saying in a time like this.....
Don't know why in the world you are being tested this way. Hopefully as I write this things are getting better and brighter.....
Lots of hugs.....

acceptancewithjoy said...

Angela ~ ARGH! I am so sorry. I hated the DMV in Washington. It seems it must be the same in California.