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Round and round we go

I got the registration and license plate for my motorcycle today. I encountered a few problems and had to go to the Department Of Motor Vehicles (DMV) three separate times before I got the job done. The bike and I got a good work-out in city traffic today. I started out at 9AM in the morning and finished at 3:30PM in the afternoon (with time out for lunch.)

The first misstep was when I went to the same DMV office where I got my drivers license. They said they only do drivers licenses at that office and that I needed to go to a different office, way south, to get my registration and license plate.

I drove down to the Bear Valley office in south west Denver. The line wasn't very long so I didn't have to wait very long, but when it came time to pay the fees, I discovered that I left my checkbook at home and they didn't take credit cards. I went home and got my checkbook - that was round-trip one.

I returned to the DMV, waited in line again (not too long,) paid the fees, got my registration and license plate, and went back home. Round-trip two. When I put the license plate on the motorcycle I discovered that they had given me the Year validation sticker to put onto the lower right corner of the plate, but I was missing the Month validation sticker that you put onto the lower left corner of the license plate. You can get pulled over and ticketed for not having current validation stickers on your license plate! I called the DMV and asked them what I should do. They told me to come back to the office and they would give me the missing sticker.

After lunch I made round-trip number three. The line at the DMV was a lot longer this time. The traffic had picked up and the schools had let out by then too. On the way back I managed to get behind two public transit buses and a school bus so it was stop and go for quit a ways.

The job is finally done and I'm all registered, licensed and paid in full.

The apartment manager fixed my sliding door today. It has been sliding metal-on-metal for a long time. It works great now!

I'm watching the 1959 hit movie "Some Like It Hot" with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon on TV right now.

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