Monday, March 30, 2009

Registering a truck (part 1)

I rushed to DMV this morning before work, trying to register the car... Sorry, actually it's a truck :) I want to register it before the end of March, when the sales tax goes up from 8.25% to 9.25%. I laugh... In Europe the tax is 19% !

I thought I would arrive there early so I wouldn't have to wait in line. Sorry, no such luck. I ended up waiting 45 minutes, when finally a bored Mrs didn't actually complete my registration as the car still needs a 'smog check'. That's California trying to make the air cleaner -- checking the car's emissions to be within a given limit.

I also ended up paying more than expected ($260, that's a hundred more than I calculated) and I was late for my 10 o'clock meeting with the CEO who is visiting from Amsterdam... Lovely :(

But who cares? Life is great, we got a nice car, we live in California, weather is great, I do a job I like... Fingers crossed, no jinxing :)

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