Friday, January 23, 2009

At the Assessor's Office. Kate must be Really thirsty.

Update: We took this picture as part of standing in line at the City Assessor's office for over a half-hour. Turns out, we probably didn't need to be in this line, but we didn't find that out until AFTER we waited in it.

My mom and dad and Kate brought out a car for Nick and myself, along with the dog. I think the car was just an excuse to get the dog here. It's a Ford 500. What, you've never heard of it? It was renamed the Ford Taurus after three years. It's the first car I've ever owned in the same decade it was manufactured.

Anyway, they got here about 12:00, and after eating lunch at Sweetie Pie's, we began the quest to register the car. I know you people in Utah are used to their one-stop convenient registration. Here in Saint Louis, we like things to be a little more challenging. And even if you've tried to do all your research online to know what to expect and be prepared, you will find misleading and incorrect information provided by the city to keep things exciting.

By the time we leave Saint Louis, I'll probably have some faint idea of how the whole convoluted process works. Tonight's most exciting episode took place at the Triple A office where we go to do the actual registration after the four other stops have been made. But it would just take more time to explain than it's worth. We got the car registration minutes before 5:00 and we've got the shiny new license plates to prove it.

6 comments:

sarah said...

If only all those people in the background would just turn around and dance - it would be a great Diet Pepsi commercial.

And if that doesn't happen, you guys should watch the Blues Brothers tonight. They have a lot of fun at the Cook County Assessor's Office.

Rosie said...

When we registered our car, we tried to get it inspected at two different places before one of the mechanics asked the senior mechanic what the heck we were talking about and the senior mechanic told us that our state hasn't required an inspection in so long that nobody even knows what it is and I want you to know that I just love run-on sentences.

Cousin Timmy said...

We have had a five hundred for about 17 months now and love it. I'd like to think that we were the inspiration that lead to the purchase, but I realize that it was just probably a good deal that your dad found.

Lucy Fay said...

How bout a picture of it.... I wanna see those tinted windows... Now while you may think they are too dark, keep in mind that they are in compliance with Missouri and Oregon State Safety Laws. Also, you may think they are too dark because you have never had a car with freshly tinted windows, but keep in mind, I did them so dark for the baby. I just want the baby to be safe, and now nobody can see into the car.

Lucy Fay said...

this is actually harry, and not lucy...

Kara said...

But it's so dark you can't back up safely at night.