Monday, April 15, 2013
Permit still pending + Parking Ticket in DC???? WTF!!
We only need one more permit to go (WA Suburb Sanitation Commission) in order to obtain the final building permit. Some of the blame can be place on Ryan for not starting the permit application until almost 4 months after we signed our contract (Signed 12/31/2012). We were originally told the delivery date would be in June but now slipped to July. It'll probably slip further. Our house will be the last house (Out of the 5 houses) to get built on that section and I think we were of the 1st to buy. Go figure.
More bad news (not house related). Over the weekend I received a letter from the DC DMV and inside it was a parking citation (parking abreast) that's overdue. It stated I owe them $50 for the violation + $50 for overdue charge. I never received the 1st citation because I haven't been to DC for the past 2+ years AND I don't drive an UPS TRUCK. The officer who write the ticket must made a mistake reading off the tag or some type of scam going around. I did a quick Google search and sure enough others people from different states are getting the same BS letter. This is such a big hassle because now I have to either:
-Show up in person in DC (which I hate going due to traffic and long line waiting)
-Don't pay but might go into collection
-Change my tag (pay for new tag and other fees)
-Write them a letter (wait 6 months or more). Many people are reporting the the latter option does not work and they will still make you responsible for the fine.
It's such an obvious mistake, but yet they make people go through hell to get it resolved. Maybe I'll report this to the press.