The Truck registration was due. Normally I'd handle the renewal online. But I wasn't happy with my plate choice. See I'd made a mistake in ordering my Amateur Radio callsign plate as an ordinary custom plate rather than as a specific amateur radio plate. The difference is a bit of artwork on the plate and a change in where a portion of the $25 fee goes. With the extra artwork, $17 of $25 goes to fund scholarships for amateur radio operators.
Of course, because bureaucracy, nothing is easy. They first have to retire my existing callsign plate, issue me a standard and then request the new plate. For some reason I don't understand they also had to "burn" (their word) the next standard plate.
So for the next 4-6 weeks, I drive on a standard plate. Then it goes up on the wall with the other expired plates (the free state of Arizona does not require expired plates to be turned in - our collection includes plates from the late 50's courtesy of my SCS Grand Parents).
This all took a long time because it's not something they do every day. but I had the day off so I didn't care. "Take your time and let's get it right the first time. I have all day."
Next stop is attempting to get a "real-ID". Much of the documentation they want involves mail sent to the home address. but for the last ~25 years I have made it a point to use a PO box for security reasons. And the SCQueen set up all the utility accounts so they are in her name. So I have little in my name tied to this address. I only have a marriage licence showing we are married. I had a passport but that expired earlier this month :-(.
One down, one to go. We'll see how it goes.