Friday, 30 May 2008

Is it safe?

why is it that every time I put something somewhere safe where it won't get lost, I can't find it when I need it grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!

my car tax runs out on saturday so I need to get my new tax disc on sat before I head back home. Insurance easy I knew where that was as it was only renewed this month. MOT not quite so easy.......found the ones for the last few years in the papers for the car, but the MOT was done in feb, but although it wasn't where it should be it was in the same drawer. tax form arrived a few weeks ago. I remember putting it away before it could get lost. I have looked everywhere, turned out each drawer it could be in. gone through each stack of post. Why does no one else in this house put their post away, why after 2 years do we still get more post for SF than the rest of us.......I gave up returning it with 'no longer lives at this address' long ago it was becoming a joke. I thought I would check out the on line tax renewal but it requires the reference number from the form.

hey presto, a ping on my laptop tells me I have an email, leaning across my bed to read it, the thought hits me like a sledge hammer, yes there it was all the time!!!!! Now I remember it was in the top of my bedside cabinet with my book, soduko puzzles and the jiffy bag containing the joke gift I bought for Romeo. Big sigh of relief.


Gypsy said...

Glad you found it. You already know what I'm like for losing all and sundry so I sympathise completely.

Have an awesome break from the humdrum of life and DON'T, whatever you do, behave yourself ;)

Mei Del said...

you can save yourself a hell of a lot of hassle doing them online - you don't even need to hunt for any MOT or ins certificates! the computers do it all for you - you just need a credit card and a reference no. which the DVLA sends you. you don't even need to step out of the house!

Lady in red said...

Gypsy I knew I would find it eventually.

Lady in red said...

Mei I would do it online but it takes 5 days and I can only pay for it on payday which is the day before I need it

Emma said...

This reminds me of the very first time I renewed my tax online, I was well prepared as soon as the renewal notice popped through the door I purchased the new tax disc.

When it arrived I put it somewhere safe and then drove round for two months with an out of date tax disc.

One of the girls at work mentioned it to me and I searched furiously for the tax disc I had purchased and put away safely.

I couldn't find it anywhere, I turned the glove box inside out but to no avail.

Now usually in fact always when you receive a letter from the DVLA you receive it in a brown envelope so that is what I was looking for.

But oh know, they send tax discs out in a white envelope and there is was nicely tucked away in the glove a white envelope....arghhhhh..xx

Mei Del said...

emma as soon as i got mine i popped it straight onto the windscreen because i knew like lady and you that i was bound to lose it in a safe place, lol.

Anonymous said...

hi honey, this will be my new one xx

DJ Kirkby said...

Phew! Glad you found it!

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