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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I am officially a
And the result it… we’ve got a pretty fantastic place. Pictures will come soon enough, but, really? The place is fantastic. It’s the kind of urban living I was always somewhat envious of back in my
Part of the practicality is access to
I hear you already… “have fun walking in all the rain!”
I’m not trying to dress this up, but the rain in
And when it’s not raining… my lord, I don’t think I’ve ever lived someplace so gorgeous. I’m getting used to turning a corner and having my breath taken away by a sight of mountains, or some body of water, or clouds pushing past a high ridgeline…
As mentioned, I now call the
I did what I thought was all the necessary research. I knew I needed to bring my NC license, another form of personal ID and “proof or residency.” On Sunday, Sarah signed our lease, the forms of which are a legally-binding contract between Sarah & me and our building. It’s notarized. I am in a significant amount of trouble if I do not live up to my end of the lease.
Point being the lease pretty clearly establishes, if you ask me, that I live in
So we take our numbers and sit at the DOL. I always feel like that scene in Beetlejuice… I want to shout out “Hey! There goes Elvis! Yo! King!” and steal the number of the person sitting next to me who is about to get called up.
By the time I do get my turn, I walk up and the woman asks me for my proof of residency. I show my lease.
“We don’t accept lease agreements as proof of residency. You could’ve gone to Office Max and printed up a lease agreement and filled it out.”
Yes. Exactly. I am handing you my passport and surrendering my only other existing form of photo ID (my NC driver license) because I am trying to scam the state of
She began to get lippy with me and I was in no mood to escalate the situation. Instead, I found my self hustling back home to find what few utility and insurance bills I have that are set up to my new address. And then back to the DOL. To take another number. This time, however, it came through no problem.
I’ve already contacted the DOL to find out the specifics of registering my car, which promises to be a fun Saturday adventure.
In the meantime, I am bound for