Why didn’t you just say that in the first place?

Have you ever had a day where you just can’t communicate effectively and it irks the snot out of you?  I had that day today.  I was trying to take care of some of the paperwork involved with death.  Like trying to find out what the DMV requires to happen with titling vehicles and selling them.  They had a nice little blurb on their website that probably should have made sense to me, but my brain was fried and had shut off long ago.  So, it might as well have been written in Chinese.  I decided to call.

Bad choice.

I got a lady on the phone who totally confused me.  Our wires were crossed.  She told me (I think- it was one of those conversations where I got of the phone more confused than when I called and was confused) that in order to sell the vehicle or to renew the registration I would need to have a lien release and copy of the death certificate.

To me a lien release is that little piece of paper you receive from your loan institution when the auto has been paid off.

I told her that the car wouldn’t be paid off by the time that the registration would be due.  She told me that I’d need a lien release.

I told her again that it wouldn’t be paid off, so how could I get a lien release?

Then we went round and round… she merely repeated that I’d need a lien release.  I got more and more frustrated and confused.

Well… finally after going around  and around and around in circles and having crossed wires- it was determined that she was merely stating that John’s name would need to be removed from the lien and they would need that paperwork.

Ohhhhh…. now that makes sense… why didn’t you just say that in the first place?

You know, I miss having somebody who could know what I was talking about before I finished my sentences and vice versa.  Life was good then.  I’ve never sold a car before… that would have been John’s job.

Back to the DMV lady- she said something about that you’d need a lien release (with my definition of lien release) before the new owner could title a vehicle… so I’m confused about how that happens.  She said that it can take a few weeks to get the lien release.  If I were buying a car I wouldn’t want to have to wait to get the lien release.  Not really feeling very keen on paying off the vehicle and hoping that somebody buys it quickly.  So, I’m not sure how that works… still confused about that one.  I’m sure a lot of people sell vehicles privately before their loan is paid… now I just have to figure out what they do.

It would be nice if life wasn’t always so complicated.  Couldn’t something just be easy.

I did have one easy thing today that I thought would have been difficult.  De-wormed Rascal cat.  I expected a fight.  I didn’t get one.  Pill went down his throat first time.  Now hopefully it was worms that were the problem and he’ll soon be putting weight back on and not so ravenous- he STOLE Nathaniel’s puffs this evening as he was sitting on the floor eating them from a dish!  You’d think the cat had grown up in a barn or something… well… I guess he did 🙂

About Mary K. Smith

I was widowed in July 2009, when I lost my beloved husband, John, to melanoma. Cancer SUCKS. We have a young son who was just a year old when his father died. I live on a small farm in Maryland which is home to horses, cats, and a dog. I started this blog as a way for me to heal, a way to remember my husband, and eventually I'd like to share it with our son so he can see the love that his father had for him, the love that we had for each other, what a great person his father was, and how hard his father fought to live.
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