|Take Me Away!|
May 3, 2021
This afternoon was definitely better than this morning. It’s 90° out right now. At 5:45 pm. 😝 That doesn’t make me happy, but it’s still better than how “hot” it was here this morning.
Mom was on an absolute rampage this morning. I was sitting outside with Nougat, and as soon as I came in, she started yelling and bitching. First, because I “let” Nougat walk in the pile of dirt and sand she’d swept up (and which I didn’t know was there, cause I’d been outside).
Then she just kept bitching about everything, and muttering to herself (but loud enough so I could hear her). Finally, despite the heat, I took refuge in the backyard and called Linda.
Eventually, she got over her snit. Which hadn’t been about the dirt at all, of course. It was about DMV, the credit card company, her aching knees, and general frustration.
Mom’s due to renew her license, and needs to get a “senior eye exam”, and bring or mail the form, signed by an eye dr. But they didn’t send the form with the renewal notice. Her eye dr’s office doesn’t have the form, and her eye dr is only there on Thursdays.
The local Tax Collector/DMV office that used to be around the corner, closed last year. They opened a new office, but it’s further away.
Also, in a weird bit of accounting, if you choose to go in person to renew your licence, it costs more than if you mail in the renewal.
So, poor Mom was beside herself with frustration. “Why does it have to be so difficult?” Brother volunteered to drive to the new DMV office and pick up the form. I’ll take her to the eye dr on Thursday to get the form signed. (Her exam was in October, so it’s still valid). She’s going to call first, though, and hope they’ll do it right away.
It seems like everything in FL is convoluted, backasswards, and generally F*ed up. And Mom isn’t as resilient as she used to be, so little annoyances are major crises to her.
But all is fine now.