July 18, 2008

A fun trip to the DMV

Recently, I received a license renewal form from the State of Connecticut (my former state of residency) and I realized that I never went to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to make the change.  What was always a simple ‘sign the form and send it in,’ was now a ‘make a personal appearance at the DMV,’ in nearby Brewster, NY.   I had to, after all, pose for a new photo, present my Social Security Card, and sign all the necessary forms.

Just 2 days before, I had flown to Maine and there was a window of opportunity between returning home and immediately packing my bags for an expedition to Iceland.  I was informed that the computers at the DMV were down, so I escaped into nearby Katonah for a much-needed pedicure and manicure.  When I arrived at the DMV at 3:30, the lines were empty and the service was fast and friendly.  I was allowed to pay the $42.50 charge by credit card.  They seized my old CT license – for reasons, unexplained.  My new license is good for 5 years because I am from another state – another reason unexplained.  I was told that after the 5 years, when I renew, it will be good for 8 years.  Anyway, I was issued a temporary license until Albany, the capital of NY, sends me my permanent photo license in a week or two. Have you had a DMV experience lately? Let me know how it went..leave a comment!

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This is the sign directing to the DMV in Brewster, NY.
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very familiar signs for many, I'm sure
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Welcome to the Empire State.
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People standing in line.
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Many, many forms
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very interesting signs posted everywhere
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I passed the eye test with flying colors.
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Some manuals to learn.
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These are offered in English and Spanish.
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A severe warning
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The testing area for new drivers.
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Another poster
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Someone brought their 'babies' to the license renewal, I say...Cute Overload!
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So many people like to register as a donor.
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If you don't have a pen to fill out all the forms, you can purchase one
at these machines - seriously, what can you purchase for 25-cents
anymore?
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Here I am posing for my 'portrait.'
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I am given 3 to choose from.
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I chose #3.
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Not such a bad ordeal!
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Whoops! (Perez Hilton Style)
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