Tuesday, August 9, 2011


There are  a lot of things I still need to take care of from our move to Kansas.  Some of it is not our fault that it hasn't been done yet.  We need to get our cars tagged before the end of the month as the tags will be expiring at the end of the month.  I was able to tag the explorer since we bought it when we moved here, but the other 2 vehicles and the boat are yet to get tagged.

We went to the courthouse about a month ago to find out what we needed in order to get the tags switched from Ohio to Kansas.  The lady said the process is easy now.  All the bank has to do is fax a copy of the front and back of the title to the courthouse.  We spoke with both banks. They said that the courthouse had to send a request in writing for them to send the fax.  We spoke with the courthouse again by phone and they said they don't do that.  For a couple days we went back and forth with both places.  Then, my wife finally went into the courthouse and called the banks so they could try to work something out. 

The courthouse finally gave in and sent a request for the titles to be faxed to them.  The first bank mailed us a copy of the title.  Fax it to the courthouse, mail it to us, whatever.  At least that should work.  The other bank took time to type out a letter and mail it to the courthouse saying the title should be faxed to them in 3 - 4 weeks.  Wouldn't it be easier just to fax it.  Maybe that's just my thinking. 

We have the title to the boat but were waiting for the other 2 cars to be ready so both of us only have to make 1 trip to the courthouse.  As if.  It's never just 1 trip to the courthouse.  At least we have 1 vehicle fully legal.

After that I have to drive to Pratt, an hour away, to get the boat registered to Kansas and get its new numbers. 

It took me three trips to Pratt to get my Driver's license.  Why didn't I stop in one of those trips? 

The costs are going to be pretty high to get tags for everything.  I'm guessing around $1000.00 for the boat, the van and the car.  That's in addition to having to take time off work and driving there.  Plus we have to pay 15.00 each vehicle to have the VIN numbers inspected.

It's not easy moving to a different state. 

We will be staying home the next few weeks as we have blown through August's discretionary money.  It's only the 9th.  We don't have our home yet but hope to have it some time this month.  Then we get to start paying rent.

My previous blog did not help me to keep running.  We will be going back out tonight to run again though.  Maybe with staying home for a while we can keep up the good habit.  I need to have more good habits to offset all of my bad habits.

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