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Why would today’s car dealings be any different. I went to the RMV again today and I was able to register Jason’s car. I went right away to get his car inspected and it passed, went home to get my car…it doesn’t pass inspection all due to the tint on my windows. So I was told not to drive around until I get the tint off and bring the car back for re-inspection. I decide to head back home to switch cars to run my errands one of which is getting a front license plate installed on Jason’s car (MA has 2 plates).

I go to the VW dealer to get it done and when they come to get me, they inform me that they hit Jason’s car while pulling it into the garage. They were so apologetic (as they should have been), and are going to fix it Monday & Tuesday, give me a loaner car and they didn’t charge me for the front plate.

I was also talking with them about the window tint and on my way out asked if they did inspections, they said they do so I went home and got my car and brought it back. As soon as I pull in someone is at my car, they take it in and it comes out with a passed inspection (tint is still the same from the 1st inspection) and they didn’t charge me for that either. The guys at the VW place kept saying I was being so cool about the car situation, it doesn’t really bother me that they hit it as long as they are fixing it and making it easy for me.

At this point both cars are registered for MA and we are licensed and ready to go.


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1st Trip Downtown

I went downtown all by myself today using the rail system.  I don’t have the greatest record with subways with my only experience being Europe.  Today went well, I met Jason for lunch and then went to my new doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

I had an ultra sound first and everything looks good.  Then I had my appointment.  I really like my doctor, she said I can pretty much have what I want during my labor…which, as of right now, is as natural as possible with no IV, meds, or other interventions (unless necessary).  She said “it’s like Burger King and I can have it my way”, she is even going to see if the midwife practice will cover my delivery so I can keep to the plan.

She also said I can travel to my cousin Grant’s wedding in Maryland next weekend as long as we stop every 2 hrs so I can get out to walk around.  So we will be heading to Maryland as long as we can figure out the dog situation.

32 weeks down 8 to go…

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Today I made my sixth trip to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles…and I’m not done yet.  Jason has left me to take care of all the car business, including insurance and every time I think I have all the paperwork correct and ready to go they find something wrong.  It wouldn’t be so bad but these people are not nice at all, its as if they HATE their job.

So far here’s the trip count…

Shannon’s License- 2 trips: they didn’t like my proof of address

Shannon’s Car- 2 trips: AZ registration had both of our names on it and insurance form from insurance lady only had mine name on it

Jason’s License- 1 trip (we both went, I was hoping to register the cars, but you need to write a check unlike everything else where you can pay with a card)

Jason’s Car- 1 trip…so far: they didn’t like the address for where the title was to be sent

So hopefully sometime this week I’ll make it back to the RMV to get Jason’s plates and then get both cars inspected…only time will tell.

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Well, we are here and we survived the hurricane, loss of power, and lack of furniture.

Jason watching the hurricane

All I can say is this house feels like an episode of Hoarders.  And it’s not just me who has noticed this hoarding situation…our friends Holly & Nate brought it up when we were video chatting last night.

Boxes are not unpacked and I can not find things that I need/want.  I am a organized person and this hoarding situation is driving me crazy.  I wish I could get more done during the day but I can’t lift or move much of what’s left.

I should have taken pictures but I was in too much of a rush to get it cleaned up, Jason helped me get more organized and unpacked when he got home from work today.  We still have some more to go but I feel much better now.

Here are some after pictures (don’t judge, it’s not done yet)…



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