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May 31, 2012 -

Scary Mail

Jody emailed me tonight to let me know she got some mail for me from “Government of Alberta, Driver Fitness and Monitoring, Edmonton” and that it was probably my stickers for the license plate but did I want her to open up the envelope and check?

I quickly Googled Driver Fitness and Monitoring because it didn’t sound good and the results caused me to reply with, “Yes.”

It took about an hour for her to get back to me while I fretted. Did someone report me for dangerous driving? Was I ticketed for something and never informed? The best case scenario I could envision was that I needed to get my eyes tested since they didn’t do that when I got my license here (wearing glasses or contacts is a condition on my license). I kept telling myself, “Calm down. Whatever it is, you’ll deal with it. No sense working yourself up over nothing.” But you try to get a letter from a place called Driver Fitness and Monitoring without knowing the contents and not fret over it!

Jody’s next email had the subject line “Mail is OK” with a scan of the letter. I just laughed and laughed and laughed because the letter basically said what the lady from Service Alberta told me yesterday.

Here’s the letter:

The highlights:

-Your Accent has been reported unrepairable. It cannot be registered or put on the road. It can only be sold for scrap or dismantled for pairs.

-If you still have your registration and license plate, you can transfer them to a new vehicle.

-If you don’t have the registration and license plate, advise a registry office so that they can be cancelled.

I am once again thankful that Jody reminded me to go grab my license plate off the car. I am certain I would not have thought to do so myself. I am really fond of that license plate because it is just one number off from the motorhome so I only have to remember which is the 6 and which is the 7. It’s like having a matched set, which is what my rig might look like soon if the seller would only get back to me! 🙂

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May 3, 2012 -

Slowly Getting an American Disguise

I’m driving a North Carolina plated car right now, have a wallet full of Jacksons,  my cell phone area code is for North Dakota, and whenever someone asks for an address in the US, I have one in Virginia to offer. I think I could pass as an American to the casual bystander, but I definitely need to work on my twang! 😀 The accent here isn’t nearly as strong as what you get when you hit the Carolinas and Georgia, but’s still a little tough.

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Apr 5, 2012 -

Feeling Sheepish

I spent more time in the rig this evening, cleaning the study and getting ready for the next round of paint. I had a lot of vacuuming to do. So I plugged my shop vac into my new 120V outlet pleased that I could plug it directly into the wall and not have to run an extension cord from the bottom of the upper cabinet. Well, so much for my triumph over electricity. The shop vac wouldn’t start.

That was pretty much the proverbial straw for me regarding the work I’m trying to get done in the study. I’m just fed up with simple projects that take much longer than they should. I just about stormed out of the room when I saw something out of the corner of my eye.

It was the lid for the electrical panel. It was open. And one of my breakers was off. Then I remembered. After I did my final tests yesterday, I turned the breaker off to get everything secured and the face plates on. I’d forgotten to turn it back on. I flipped it up and went back to the shop vac.

Vroom! I vacuumed for a good 10 minutes and there were no sparks. I think my outlet is working just fine. 😀

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