January 19, 2003. Didn’t go to the beach today, the waves were flat. I’ll delve into the horrors of bureaucracy at the DMV. We are having title problems because the DMV lost the title we sent to them. They cashed the check that was in the same envelope, but they lost our title. So we need to get a duplicate; sounds easy, right? To do so, we need a signature of the seller saying that they sold us the truck. Said seller does not return our calls. We have had to send the seller certified mail to prove that we are attempting to contact the seller to the DMV. Of course, the seller is not was not and will not be home to accept or reject the letter, so we have to wait 2 weeks for the postal service to return it to us. We also have sent a letter to the leinholder of the truck for the lein that existed against the previous owner, to prove that there is no lein. This company went out of business in 1999. The certified letter, however, was signed for by someone, so we must drive an hour to get there (since they have no phone) to find out what is going on. When we finally get this paperwork to the DMV, we will have to wait an additional 2 weeks for them to generate the title. Does this sound like fun or what? Let’s not forget that the truck runs like, well… like nothing. The DMV Sucks. At least we saw some choice camper cushions while we were out and about.