Friday, August 29, 2008

We Are Officially Wisconsonites!

We went to the DMV today and got our new license plates and driver licenses! The whole thing cost us just over $200, which was a bit of a surprise. And we do have to take our car for an "emissions inspection," which is just like a smog check except that it's free.
Before we left San Diego, I made a list of things we had to do when we got here to make me feel at home. We've done them all now (new bank, library cards, dance classes, that sort of thing) except register to vote. Luckily, in Wisconsin you can register the day before the election (even the day of in some situations), but I like to do these things farther in advance.
Anyway, we'll get our new driver licenses in the mail in about a week or so. It'll be nice to not have to flash my CA id and to switch out our license plates. I can't say for certain whether people have been treating us differently on the road than if we had Wisconsin plates on our car, but I will certainly feel less conspicuous.


Kelly said...

How exciting! Did you save your old licence plates?

Denise said...

We did save our old plates! But we'll probably turn them in at the police station or something -- the woman at the DMV kept telling us how bad it would be if someone stole them!