We arrived at the Department of Motor Vehicles, took a number, and sat down to wait. And wait. And wait. And wait.
My number was called. I procured my 15 (or 5) documents. The lady asked, " Don't you have an updated Social Security Card?"
Well, no, I don't. I'm sure that much is obvious, what with the crinkled, dirty edges, and third-grade signature.
What I did have was the following:
Social Security Card (ya know, the dirty, old one)
She said that she would be unable to process my driver's license without an updated Social Security Card.
So, I have been able to obtain a FL driver's license, 2 mortgages....(and the mortgage company even collected the results of my last pap smear!....ok they didn't, but you know it is a rigorous procedure, including thorough credit reports...which, last time I checked, was done with your social security number!), numerous car loans, insurances, phone services, and utilities. I have completed tax returns for the last 9 years, all with no problems.....and no one has ever requested an updated social security card. Until today.
So, off to the Social Security Administration. And I waited. And waited. And waited.Once I got up to the window, it only took a few minutes. But, it won't be fully processed until midnight. (And I still don't have an updated card. Just a receipt saying that one has been requested.)
I have to go back to the DMV tomorrow. Curses!!
I am so dreading the picture! Why can't they take 6, like a portait studio, and let you pick your favorite?
I told my husband that my name has been officially changed. He was thrilled!! His exact words?
"Oh, good! Now I don't have to feel guilty about last night!"
Romance at its finest!