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What Happened When I Went To Renew My Driver’s License…

Has it been 8 years already?  Here in Florida, our driver’s license is good for eight years.  It was a beautiful, Spring-y day here in South Florida, with lots of blue sky and great, puffy clouds hanging up there.  A great day!

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I had received a reminder postcard a couple of weeks ago to renew my license.  Since my schedule is so busy, I set aside last Wednesday to take care of that nuisance task, even though I had more than a month in which to complete this requirement.  This is one of the few things that must be done in person.

So, I collected all the necessary legal documents, as stipulated on the postcard:  proof of my change of names from maiden name to married names (government-issued marriage certificates); two proofs of address (utility bills, property tax bill, etc.); social security card; and official (government-issued) proof of birth.  A blank check, because, while this office will take credit cards, they will charge extra for that convenience.

When I parked, I noticed there was not a plethora of parking spaces.  I got the last one close to the DMV office.  I arrived at 2:45pm, and originally thought that was a good time so that I wouldn’t have to wait too long.  Boy, was I wrong!  I was the last one next to the door.  About 25 people ahead of me.

After a half hour wait, I was finally at the head of the line.  Wouldn’t you know?  One of the 2 clerks decided it was time for a break.  So, there I waited, starting to feel the impatience gather.  Finally, after 10 minutes, another clerk took her seat, got her personal things put away, took a few more gulps of coffee, and called me.

Briefly stated my reason for being there (driver’s license renewal and, oh yes, vehicle registration renewal as long as I was there).  I presented all the documents I went to all four corners of my house to collect.  She asked me for my current license.  I presented it, and she said, “Oh, you don’t need all these papers; you already have the yellow star on your license.”  So, why did the postcard state I needed to bring all these documents?

In less than a minute, I was given a number:  D363, with the added information that I would have to wait about an hour and a half to 2 hours before being called for the test.  I had a choice of waiting, or coming back another time.  What would you do?  I waited.  I had taken a book to read with me, in case I had to wait.

Actually, this machine is quite modern as opposed to the one I had to use.

I was called after only a half hour.  This is where my anxiety began.  I had to take an eye test on their machines, which were grossly outdated, clumsy, and, I believed, purposely “set up” so as to turn away as many people as possible from passing the eye test for a driver’s license.  I refuse to say the machine was “programed,” because it was obviously purchased before computers were put into common use.

I neglected to state above, that I have a chronic “dry eye” problem; however, I started using a prescription eye drops for it, to be used twice a day.  I really should have made an exception this day, and taken more drops just before driving to the office.

She told me to read line 6. Tiny numbers!  There were 2 sets of numbers.  I had no trouble with the first set; however, trying to read the second set was like trying to read with cotton stuffed into your eye.  I complained the machine’s glass cover was smudgy (it probably was my dry eye), so she directed me to another machine on the other side of her desk.  I was told to press my forehead to the bar above, so as to keep my head steady.  Fine.  I tried reading the set of numbers:  3868635.  Wrong!  How’s about 6836683?  Wrong!  How’s about 8836338?  Wrong!  Oh god, I was sweating and pushing my forehead tight against the bar, but that didn’t do any good.  How’s about 3568863?  Wrong!  Finally, I got it right by guessing!  Don’t ask me what it was.  All I do know is that she finally said, “OK.  You got your license!”

When I finally got home, I washed my hands and face.  Couldn’t stand the thought of how many foreheads were pressed against that bar.  When I looked in the mirror, I saw a deep line indented across my forehead.

I spoke to my sister this afternoon.  Told her about my experience at the Driver’s License office.  She was with her husband, Stu, and she told him about my experience with the eye test.  Stu said I could have gotten a note from my eye doctor.  ????

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How a Bunch of Different People Got a Bunch of Different Meds Real Cheap

Wonderfully helpful. Thank you so much.

How to Get On

0fc21dc4e43299d62bb3bb3ef4dc40f3.jpgSeven stories from seven people who are super happy with their super cheap meds and lab tests. If these folks can do it, you can do it too!

🌺 “I’ve been so excited to share this with you all. I found the Healthwell Foundation through the vast mountain of resources on this website!

Once my application was complete, I was approved instantly and received my packet in the mail about 6 days later. My reimbursement is a little over $1,200 per year.

To apply, I had to put together various documents. It was a bit confusing but they are very helpful if you need to call for clarification. The whole process took me about three weeks.

Don’t let the low-income requirement scare you off. Try applying anyway! You may qualify. The income limit for a family of 3 is about $80,000. Thank you so much, from the bottom of…

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To The Wildfire Of War

I also weep for our troups. The snake is slithering behind our backs and putting too many of our young people into harm’s way. You are right, chuq. It’s happening so quietly. There is not one word spoken about this problem on the media. Some more distractions to keep us ignorant of many of what is important.

In Saner Thought

Before I begin let me say….I know that these types of posts are not popular…I say that by the number of visitors that do NOT come to them.  But that matters not for I may be butting my head against a wall but I would hope that if one US soldier reads my posts they will see that there is at least one American that cares what happens to them.  Sad I am sure they are well aware that the country cares nothing about their plight….but they do have a friend in IST.

I see the modern day Nero is Tweeting (fiddle was replaced in the 21st century) while the world is burning….and war becomes the only answer to problems and situations.

Trump keeps adding US troops to the world’s conflicts……

Reports from earlier this month that Pentagon has been increasing deployments of special forces around the Middle East and…

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Guest Star: Mitry the Once in a Lifetime Cat

Jo Ann’s story about Mitry is a real tear jerker. Mixed with Jo Ann’s description of his life with her – the devotion between them – makes for a beautiful love story. Thanks for this lovely story to start my day.

Katzenworld

Hi everyone,

Today’s guest post comes from Jo Ellen and is a heart breaking story of love and cats!:

IN REMEMBRANCE OF MITRY

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”    Gandhi.

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A dusty gold-tone frame contains 4 pictures that rested face down on the same shelf for years.  But they weren’t forgotten. Too hard to bear the waterfall of guilt they elicited.  For years, it was more than I could bear.

How excruciating does life have to be before you know it’s time to let go?

It’s been 15 years since he passed away and yet I still don’t know if taking Mitry to the vet for the final time was best for me or for Mitry.

When he screamed at the pain as the vet stuck the IV into his leg, he was fighting to stay alive.  Couldn’t the vet give him something for…

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Closing Thought–24Mar17

I think most people are not aware of the actions of our government that are occurring behind the scenes; namely, this time, opening up ALL of our private, sensitive information to major internet providers for the purpose of selling advertisements based on our internet habits.

In Saner Thought

A Little Something For Your Mind To Consider

Remember a couple of years ago all the hoopla about our internet privacy….we all joined one defense site or another…..once that slid from the headlines we found other crap to rant about….

Then there are all those Obama haters that have blamed him for everything short of World War One….but he did try to protect us on the internet….then we elected this dude named Trump and some thought that sanity would return to government….Hahahaha…..how foolish can we be?

It looks like the Trump government has decided to say f*ck all those internet users………

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted 50 to 48 to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers’ privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc’s Google or Facebook Inc .

Under the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Barack Obama, internet…

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What Price The Wall?

In Saner Thought

WE all have heard the grand scheme to protect the homeland from the invasion of the “benefits” snatchers….that scheme would be that all impressive WALL.

The big question is where will we cough up the cash to pay for this monstrosity without raising taxes?  Or just how will this effect the security of the homeland?

According to the “fat man in the bathtub” this, the Wall, will go a long way to protecting the nation from the influx of those rabid bad guys waiting at the border to come flooding in to cause chaos and mayhem….

First, you mental midgets that think this is a good idea do realize that this country has water on 3 sides, right?

Personally, I think that the Wall is a dumb idea from the inception….great slogan but has little practical application.

Then I saw a report on one way being considered to help pay…

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ACLU ramping up for the future skirmishes

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U.S. civil liberties group ACLU seeks to tap anti-Trump energy

File photo: A member of the ACLU observes a polling station during voting in the 2016 presidential election at Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S November 8, 2016. REUTERS/David Becker

The American Civil Liberties Union is launching what it bills as the first grassroots mobilization effort in its nearly 100-year history, as it seeks to harness a surge of energy among left-leaning activists since the November election of Republican Donald Trump as U.S. president.

The campaign, known as PeoplePower, kicks off on Saturday with a town hall-style event in Miami featuring “resistance training” that will be streamed live at more than 2,300 local gatherings nationwide.

It will focus on free speech, reproductive rights and immigration and include presentations from legal experts, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero and “Top Chef” television star Padma Lakshmi.

Membership…

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Funtastic!

Some great photos of lovable cats enjoying their new toys.

Katzenworld

Christmas came early at the zoo the other day. Marc kindly asked if we wanted to test some of the 4cats toys and with ten cats at home, I jumped at the chance. The box arrived very quickly and the cats didn’t waste any time gathering around. I did have plans to take my camera to the local wildlife reserve, but as they were already ripping the cardboard to shreds, I decided to open it up and have a little photo shoot instead.

The first thing that I noticed was how well the toys were made. Safety has always been a big concern and yet I couldn’t fault any of the items. There was a good selection too. Large and small, all very colourful and the cats wasted no time piling in. Even Gremlin our Devon Rex, who normally wouldn’t get so close to the others. Then Merlin walked in…

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