You don’t realize how much you depend on a mail system until you don’t have one. Sure, it’s inconvenient not to get mail. Your family complains, birthday cards disappear into the void, bills are hand-delivered (they just show up tucked into the door), and it’s difficult to send anything but Amazon gifts to family.
But you also rely on the mail to keep you on schedule for basics. Water, gas, electricity. We get those bills in the door (so far not really on a schedule. They just appear. We pay them online or at the grocery store. The time we got three months worth of electricity bills was a little challenging, but there seems to always be plenty of time to pay.).
In California when your vehicle registration is coming due, you get a notice in the mail. Without mail…
Yep. The car registration is a little behind. Thankfully, a coworker of Dean’s pointed it out. A couple phone calls and we have a guy who will take care of it. Takes three days, an appointment and a car inspection. Plus $185.
They take the actual license plate and issue you a new one. We aren’t sure if you get a new number or just a new plate with a new year on it.
By the way, You get plates with the year you pay the registration on it, not the year it expires. I could have used that knowledge before my panic when I checked our second car’s license and it read “July 2017.”