After getting pulled over by a nice policeman in our area, who simply reminded me it was time for a new inspection tag, I went to a local “Quick Change” business. My inspection tag was indeed overdue. By almost two months. It was time, but to be honest, I could have done without the reminder from the policeman. (I know he was doing his job.) I honestly just never ‘felt’ like taking those fifteen minutes out to renew.
I went to the same place where I got my last inspection done….it had cost less than $15. This time, however, it cost more. Way more. I was told that since my vehicle was three years old, it needed to pass an emissions test. After questioning what that was, the oil-change-service-guy said, “It’s a money thing.” Come to find out, yes, it was a money thing. I paid $40 for this year’s inspection! Ouch, but hey, it needed to be done, right? Wrong.
I got my inspection tag renewed in a county that I don’t even live in. Supposedly, only residents of the county where the “Quick Change” business is located need their vehicles to pass the emissions test. Not residents of the county I live in. Now, I am told, that I will need to get an affidavit to state that I don’t live in the county where I renewed this year, in order to not have to pay for emissions each year. Geez. Lesson #1 learned!
ETA: After some discussion with friends this morning, and a quick search on google, the county that I live in DOES require the emissions test. Whew. Now, I don’t feel like I wasted that money!
I mailed a package to my sister via UPS. I was given the option of regular 3-5 day for $19.00, 2-3 day for about $38, and overnight for $60+ (at that point, I don’t even know if I was paying full attention to the prices!)
I choose 3-5 day, as it was the cheapest.
The package arrived at my sister’s front door less than 24 hours after I shipped it. Boy, was I glad I didn’t pay to overnight it! I know it was a chance I took, but I will consider it another lesson learned!