Friday, March 23, 2012

The joys of PCSing

Oh my heart aches :( 
After driving the hubbs car for ummm about two months now with expired registration, we finally got it renewed today. That only means one more Hawaii plates. I tried, I did tons of research and googling on ways to keep our Hawaii plates but unless we wanted to pay bookoos of money it just wasn't happening. 
Why you ask has his registration been expired for two months now. Well it was up in January but we kinda put it off through the first part of the month and then well he started school. Not being able to take a single day off to go get it taken care of we just had to wait. I wasn't able to go take care of it myself due to the fact that its in both of our names. Not even a POA would do, SC is crazy retarded when it comes to registering your car here. First you have to pay the taxes on the car to the state which is stupid (you don't have to do that in TX), thankfully since we are military we are exempt from having to pay the $100 + dollars that the locals have to pay. We simply pay a $25.00 fee and that's that. From here we went to the DVM were we waited a ungodly amount of time with some of the strangest people on the planet. I was stressing big time because I've heard horror stories of people having problems after problems registering. Apparently you are suppose to do it with in 45 days of moving to SC or they charge you a additional fee. Thankfully I found out about this little ordeal before hand and had a plan in place to work around hint. (there's a blank you fill in that says when did you start driving the car in SC, we just put a date with in the last month, problem fixed) I was also worried we would get a late fee for the registration being expired and us having to register it late but NOPE, only $30 bucks. So a total of $55, I can handle that any day. 
My registration on the Challenger is up in July (I think) and I plan on doing the same thing. I mean why am I going to pay to register it early when I still have time on my current registration that is just so stupid if you ask me. 

Awh its a bitter sweet day, I'm happy we finally got the registration taken care of. We can finally take the Subaru off post with out having to worry about the security check when coming on. Thank goodness for the hubbs having a 4 day this weekend after graduation. But I'm sad to see the Hawaii plates go, we are the only ones on post with them. From what I've seen of course. Not to mention I'd like to have as little attachment to SC as possible. 

The SC plates just aren't as pretty as the HI ones, not a bit of Aloha or Southern flair in them.  
!!!!!tWo YeArS tWo YeArS!!!!!

~DAY 162~


E said...

Oh my gosh you just reminded me how horrible the car ordeal was in SC! This was pre-military AND I didn't know how long I was going to be there, so I waited longer than 45 days. What a pain in my rear.
THEN! SC tried to send out a warrant or something similar because when I left the state, I didn't return their plates. Are you kidding me?? Yea, they sent me threatening letters about it. I was like, screw y'all. I had my insurance company, at the time, call them and deal with their nonsense.
Ugh. Other than that, I loved SC! Lol.
PS: Since you're the only one who expressed interest, I thought I'd let you know I'm doing the first music link-up Tuesday. I'm writing about songs that remind me of hubs & my relationship if you'd like some inspiration and want to share anything =)

Janna Renee said...

Haha do you really dislike SC that much? I love the Carolina's. Thus far, the hubby registers all the vehicles, so I haven't had to deal with any of that! Question: What is happening in two years and what does "Day 162" stand for? Just curious!

❈ Annie - Blonde Glambition ❈ said...

I can't believe the registration process requires you both to be there in person. Talk about ridonculous!!

I was hesitant to take off our Hawaii plates, too. Fortunately, we were able to keep them, but I did tear up. I can't wait to put HAwaii plates back on my car (well hopefully it will be a different car by then...haha).

lilmoomoo said...

jeez louise! What a hassle!
I'm honestly not even sure if our cars are all up to date.. I'm pretty sure snookums did it before he left...
that's probably something I should look into! HAHA

Mrs. Robinson said...

Yeah...SC DMV is (1) The biggest pain EVER and (2) filled with strangest people you'll ever meet in your entire life. Not sure what it is about the place that attracts the weirdos, but....yeah. Trust me when I say that y'all had a DELIGHTFUL SCDMV experience, haha. =)