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Good news

Things are looking up slightly -- I called the Florida DMV to find out what I need to do to get my license back, and found out I no longer have that SR-22 hanging over my head. I forgot they only keep them on your record for three years. This means that when I do get insurance I won't have to give them both kidneys. And I won't have to get insurance just to get the license reinstated.

I was also able to make a deal with the attorney's office that is handling the judgment on me, with a decent down payment and payment plan that won't take all of my severance pay. This was a big worry -- I was afraid I'd either have to pay a very large down payment, or else pay off the whole thing, which would leave me very little money to tide me over the unemployment hump.

So anyway, it looks like I'll be able to drive again somewhere towards the end of September. I can't wait -- I don't mind taking the bus back and forth to work, but when it comes to doing anything else (shopping, being able to go places without worrying about when the bus stops running, just getting up and going somewhere on the spur of the moment without having to map out a Napoleonic campaign of schedules and stops) I really missed having a car.

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prairiecat [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Oh, that IS great news! I just helped the son-in-law get his "conditional" insurance, & after being told by several name-brand companies that either they don't handle SR22 or the cost is prohibitive & MUST be paid in a lump sum, I finally found a company that takes monthly payments & doesn't cost him both arms. Yay! His is non-owner insurance, since he drives my BroncoII most of the time.

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