Grrrr. This has been an extremely frustrating week!
Monday: I went to the local DMV and waited in the ticket line for forty minutes before giving up. I figured if after forty mintues I was barely half way to the ticket station, then how much longer was I going to have to wait to be called to the service window?!? So, I went home and looked up the other DMV offices in the area. There was a "service station" right down the road from where I worked... Perfect!
Tuesday: I went to the DMV service station down the street from work. The DMV website said they could handle vehicle registrations, just not license renewals. No one was in the lobby. Good sign. I get up to the window and the lady is rather perplexed by the title since she's never seen a bus title before. Neither have I, so I have no idea what's missing. She looks it over... starts putting info into the computer... turns the title over and says I must have the odometer reading. Uh... okay, lemme make a call. I try to reach the original owner, but he's not answering his phone. No biggie, I'll just email him and try again tomorrow....
Wednesday: Got the odometer reading from the previous owner, have already filled out the paperwork, and am good to go! Um, no. Once more, the lady at the service window has problems with entering the data on the title. She calls over another lady to help, and together, they figure out what to enter for a bus. I can't register it as an RV yet because there's nothing inside yet to qualify as an RV. But they finished processing the title, filled out the DMV section on the back, then passed me on to the "pay here" window. The lady at that station was happy to help me. She looked at the title, started entering information, grabbed a couple of tags (ALRIGHT!
) then... Um... this is a BUS? She looked a little confused and called another lady over to help. Behind the silly piece of plexiglass they put over the window to "protect" the people behind the counter, I could only barely catch a few words they were saying. Exemptions? Class A? Do you have any other paperwork with me?
Paperwork? I ask... No. Only the title. The nice lady at the other station said that was all that was needed. Phone calls are made as one side of the office tries explain what's going on to the other side of the office. More people start to gather around the computers in an effort to get this thing processed. Heads shake, fingers point, and confused faces abound.
Thursday: The short point to this long ramble... I'm going to have to sit through the hell that is a "full service" DMV. The "service station" doesn't carry bus tags and they can't give me regular ones even though the bus is NOT commercial and does NOT have seating for more than 5 people (including the driver).
I MUST get this done today since I'll be leaving tomorow to pick the silly thing up.
And then when I get it home, I'll have to park it in the driveway until I can find yet another place to keep it since the SECOND spot I was going to rent was taken this week.
Why does this have to be so damned difficult?!?!?!