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Old 11-26-2013, 07:00 PM   #14931
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I feel spoiled. When I have to renew my license, I go to the CAA (AAA, but Canadian) about 1.5 km away and just get in line. Usually wait 5-20 minutes to get to a wicket. Then I pay my money and, if necessary, have my picture taken. I never remember to mail them a cheque in time, so I always have to go. There is a $3.00 service fee, but even if I went to an SAAQ office, I would have to pay that.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:04 PM   #14932
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Hmmm, PA and Canada have it under control but MA is AFU.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:10 PM   #14933
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We ordered out for supper. I rushed off to the grocery store and picked up a few essentials (coffee, milk, camembert,...) before the snowstorm arrives. Then, again in anticipation of the snowstorm, we finally got the grill and patio furniture covered with a tarp. I also covered the now empty composter that I am giving to a friend.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:20 PM   #14934
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Andy, what do they do then, mail you your real license?
PA issues you the real thing right there, complete with picture and whatever newfangled overlay they came up with since last time.
BTW, what is R? We call it DVM, Dept. of Motor Vehicles.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:27 PM   #14935
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Andy, what do they do then, mail you your real license?
PA issues you the real thing right there, complete with picture and whatever newfangled overlay they came up with since last time.
BTW, what is R? We call it DVM, Dept. of Motor Vehicles.
We used to be able to get a new license with picture then and there in Iowa, then some genius decided we'd just get a piece of paper and get the real deal mailed a month or so later. The last plastications were horrible, and everything peeled off in a couple of weeks.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:32 PM   #14936
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That's terrible. I feel lucky now.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:59 PM   #14937
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I was curious about the R too, so I Googled. It's Registry of Motor Vehicles.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:52 PM   #14938
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I was told I would receive my permanent license in about seven days. Yes, Registry of Motor Vehicles. We just call it the Registry.

They have changed the material and process for the licenses. Licenses used to be laminated plastic and you left the RMV with your permanent license. The new licenses are printed on a cheap plastic with no lamination and they have to mail it to you.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:04 PM   #14939
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DH was very surprised when he went to get his license replaced as the plastic had disintegrated. We were headed to Mexico in a week. They gave him a paper copy, and threw the old one away. He had to beg and plead for the DMV to dig the old peeling license out of the garbage and give it back to him, as a paper copy would not do for international travel car rental.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:10 PM   #14940
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Well, it's apparent that I'll need to make more gravy. I got about 3/4 of a quart yogurt container full. :sigh:
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