Archive | January, 2010

Howdy, Livingston

This week we flew down to Livingston, Texas, to begin the process of becoming residents.  If you’ve ever been to Livingston, you know this picture is not it.  I couldn’t find anything interesting to photograph there, so I posted a picture from our Grand Canyon rafting trip instead.  I figured Arizona and Texas are pretty much the same place anyway and this image makes the site look better.  Hey, I’m from Jersey, what do I know?

The process of getting our drivers licenses and car registered was a breeze.  The people at the county clerk’s office were surprisingly nice and surprisingly efficient.  We had begun to think our bad experiences with government workers were just a local New York thing until we ran in to the bitch at the D.M.V.  Because the address we have is popular with R.V.’ers she was convinced we had a motor home that we needed to register and pay taxes on.  Only we don’t own one yet.  Rest assured the town will get a sizable check from us as soon as we buy our rig, it just hasn’t been delivered.  So she threatened us with all kinds of atrocities once they “run a check on us and find the vehicle”.  After a while she finally relented and gave us our temporary licenses.  Not because she ever believed our story.  No, I assume she must have decided the long-arm of the law would give us a proper thrashing in due time and she had a growing line behind us to attend to.  Now all we have to do is hope the actual licenses show up in the mail . . . you don’t think she’ll read this, do you?

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