23 April, 2010

A Sigh of Relief...Oh, Wait...

We made it to Charleston! Right now, I'm 'broadcasting' to you from our slightly icky wonderful hotel room. Yay for wifi!

The morning started off rough. We got up, took showers, had breakfast and waited for Mr. Customer Service to call about paperwork for shipping our car. Finally, around 0900 Joe called him to see what the hold up was. He emailed us the documents we needed and we were all set...except to get one of them notarized. *sigh*

Before we headed off to get it notarized, we had to say goodbye to the rest of the family. Last night, Grammy (Joe's grandma) threw a "luau" for us. =) So cute. All of the family that lives in NC was there. It was really fun...and Grammy and my nephew provided entertainment. I'll definitely be posting pictures later. Promise! We said goodbye to most of the family last night, which only left Joe's grandparents and my SIL, Anna, for today. Saying goodbye to them was the hardest part. We packed the car and said goodbye to Grammy and Gramps, and headed off to Anna's with Jasper. By this point, I was already a basket case. We said our sad goodbyes and I hugged my sweet puppy one last time before we got back in the car.

We attempted to get the title notarized at a bank. Apparently, this was not a good idea. She didn't want to notarize it because she wasn't certain where to stamp or sign. She didn't want to lose her notary on something like that, so she told us to go to the DMV. I. Was. Pissed. {Remember yesterday's post about my psycho emotions? Yeah.} I said something to the effect of: Ugh, that means we're going to have to wait for 2 hours, and we don't have that kind of time. Her response: I just don't know where to stamp it and I don't want to risk it. I walked out and left Joe to deal with her. Poor hubby. Then, I proceeded to throw a fit...I slammed the door open while Joe was asking me what was wrong and telling me to calm down. At which point I started crying and said, "It's just one more thing to deal with! I'm so sick of it!" We tried to find out where the closest tag DMV was, but couldn't. So, we decided to go ahead and drive to Charleston and maybe they could tell us what to do.

We (as in Joe) drove like mad people trying to get to the POV shipping place before it closed. It was a fun drive for the most part. I kept thinking Jasper was in the backseat though. =( We stopped at a gas station once and I turned around to talk to Jasper and realized he wasn't there. This is gonna take some hard work! Anyway, we made it to the shipping place around 1520. Woohoo! They close at 1600, so it was perfect timing.

We walk in and they asked for his orders. Joe asked about them needing a copy of the title and a letter of authorization, and she said:

"Oh, you don't need that for Hawaii."

Joe and I: absolutely speechless

*sigh* So, at least we didn't have to worry about all that right?! Woohoo! God is good and took care of all my insane worries for the day! We cleaned out the car, and called Enterprise to pick us up. The kicker: the car may not get there for A MONTH. One. Month. without a car. What the crap are we supposed to do for a month?!

Help! Suggestions? Advice? I have no clue what to do...we're already homeless, and now we're car-less?! Oh, Army, how I dislike you right now....


Brandi said...

Oh I could ask my cousin, she just got out there six months ago and has had to deal with all that. SO happy things worked out for you guys. : )

The Undomestic Army Wife said...

We shipped our car to Germany last Friday and the RDD is June 1... 6 weeks but it's already sitting on an ocean. They give you what is supposed to be the worse cast scenario. Did they give you the website where you can track it?

JG said...

Well at least the paper thing worked out, although that notary is an idiot. At least in Oklahoma, you could draw a laine, write "Notary" under it and have her stamp and sign it. Ridiculous. All a notary notarizes is your signature, not the document! Grrr. Sorry. :) Mini rant. :) But at least her stupidity didn't cause you any real problems. Thank goodness the paperwork wasn't needed anyway. You have a much better attitude than I would have! :)

You're homeless in Hawaii? Do you get temp. housing while you look for a place?

stacie-marie said...

In Germany its not that hard taxis and trains but it is expensive.. my husband and I do alot of waling but we just bought a car so starting monday we wont be carless any longer

Anonymous said...

Ugh, everything involving vehicles is always a headache! Enjoy Charleston while you're there...you're only about an hour and a half away from us :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Well that's great that you got there before they closed! Maybe they have some kind of city transportation you can use or get a cheap rental.