Saturday, June 28, 2008

Don't ya just "love" the DMV office?

So yesterday Emily was allowed to go to the DMV to get her drivers license. She has had her drivers permit for exactly one year so she has been counting down the weeks, days, minutes until we went yesterday. We got up bright and early and were there when they opened only to find a note on the door "DMV CLOSED DUE TO COMPUTER PROBLEMS. BACK AT NOON". Now the DMV office is approx 30 miles from our house so we turn around and go back home. I called at noon before going down there and the guy who answered said he was the ONLY one in the office at the moment so he could not take anyone out on the road for their road tests. Come back at 2. We get there at 1:45, the line is almost to the door. We wait and we wait and we wait. At 4:00, we finally get up to the front of the line. We are next in line. The computers break down again!!! They take Emily in, they get all her information, I signed everything since I am the adult with her and she does the road test. The computers are still DOWN so even though she passed the test, she did not physically get a drivers license to take home with her!! We have to go back on Monday and get it issued then, hopefully they will be back online. It was a statewide thing they told us so all of the DMV offices were having problems in NC. We will be gone on Tues for a week in FL. so of course she wants it by then. Why I have no idea, since she won't be driving my van down there anyway. (Emily hates to drive my van!) So that was my day yesterday. Finally got home around 6 and collapsed! LOL


Kim H. said...

What a horrible thing- I hate the DMV!!!! Congratulations to Emily for passing her driving test! Yippee you have another driver in the family!

Lesa said...

Wow - what a long drawn out stressed day. Ugh. Yuck. Congrats to Emily though!

Mom said...

She won't ever forget getting her first drivers license.