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Time for an overdue update

Ok, I now need to admit that I have sucked recently at keeping this blog updated.  We’re still living the nomadic lifestyle.  There just hasn’t been much to say.

As of today we are officially Floridians.  I highly suggest making an appointment with the DMV for licenses and plates. It’s much easier that way.  Jodi got the appointment made and we went this morning and were out in less than an our with everything done.

We do have to wait a few more days to get vehicle plates.  Last weekend we decided after much debate that the Jeep Wrangler was not cutting it as a travel vehicle.  It’s a soft top and lacking some room.  So, we drove quite a ways to the nearest Carmax and traded it in.  That being said, the electronic paperwork had not made it into the DMV system yet.

The house we’re in is very comfortable.  We can tell it’s a fixer upper that is not completely fixer upd yet.  But, the interior finishes are nice and comfortable.  One of the downsides of this place is its location.  It’s outside of town on a highway.  So there are no walking areas and no where to walk to if you could.  But, on the positive side it has a very large yard, so getting the dogs a workout is easy.  P.S. the old portly beagle doesn’t really work out so much as find different sections of real estate to occupy.

Ok, that should bring everyone up to speed.  I’m going to do my best to get back on our regular blog schedule because I know that all of you hang on my every word.

Later Dudes.


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Double fail at the Florida license branch

We finally headed to the license branch in Pensacola today to get our new drivers licenses and plates.  Jodi had tried to make an appointment online, but it wouldn’t work.  So we thought, how hard can it be?

We gathered up everything we thought we’d need and headed out.  We finally found the office we were looking for and found out that without an appointment we could only do our licenses.  But, even though we had every piece of identification we could think of, we were still missing one.

So, the gentleman at the giant desk said there is another branch a few miles away that doesn’t require appointments, but we would still need one more thing.  Minor setback we thought.  We drove back to the house, grabbed the last missing piece of paperwork and then drove to the other branch.

I guess nobody else in Florida had an appointment either because the line at this branch was out the door.  Ummm, no.  We also learned that as new residents, we also get to pay $400.00 for the privilege of paying for plates.  Yay.

So, we’re back to the drawing board.  I tried to get online to make an appointment, but the website just kept sending me in an endless loop which never made it to the “your appointment is confirmed part”.  Suck I say!  It was not an impressive trip to the pay me to pay me office.


Official seal of Pensacola, Florida

Official seal of Pensacola, Florida (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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