Car Issues

My license is suspended right now and my car doesn’t have a tag… long story. Short version is that when my old car broke down in December last year, I wasn’t driving it so let my insurance lapse for 2 months. I bought my current car in February but due to miscommunication the tag never got transferred. I thought the seller was doing it… he thought I was doing it. We finally figured out that no one had done it in July. I went to the DMV to get it taken care of and they tell me that b/c they have no record of the ford belonging to me, only the (broken down) Lumina, I have been driving an uninsured vehicle (in their eyes) since December. Apparently they suspended my license in early February, but I never got the notice b/c I had moved in at Craig’s.

AND they say I should have turned my car tag in… to do it now and clear the tag will be $400, plus $24 for a new one for the Ford. $250 to clear my license fees, after I get my insurance company to tell them that I have been insured since February, which won’t matter until I get those tags transferred (late transfer fee: $75). Oh and before I do anything else, I have to prove that I live here — they don’t accept the school letter, county tax notice or insurance cards that I have, and I obviously have no utility bills, so how to prove this is still uncertain — but it will cost $25 to change it. Ah yes, and my taxes were paid 14 days too late, back in June, so that will be a $50 late fee.

All told it’s going to cost me $825 to get my car and myself back on the road. I have no means to get my hands on that kind of money. I can’t even get a job cause I have no car. After all my bills, I have $0 to set aside so… it might as well be a million dollars.

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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