Thursday, September 16, 2010

How Many Hoops Can you Jump Through?

Hey, Y'all,
Right now I have a pounding headache, but I want to do this posting while it is still etched on my fevered brain. This morning at 9 a.m., granddaughter, Julia, came over with her two darling children to take Grammy Ruby to acquire her Texas drivers' license Grammy thought she had everything she needed for the transfer of her TN license to her new Texas one. HA! After a 26 minute drive we arrived at the DL place, only to find that they needed my birth certificate, so back we came (this time using the freeways), and I found my birth certificate, and headed back over with Julia and the two babies.

We were passed on back to the waiting line only to discover that my Social security ID card was invalid, because it was my Medicare card and I had written on the ID number because it was beginning to fade from a lot of use. If I had not written over the number to clarify it, they could have accepted it. Sooooooooooooo, back to the house to see if I could find my original social security card, also they gave me an application to take to the social security office in Arlington to get a new card.

Back to the house we went, and of course, I couldn't find it, so we had to trek over to Arlington to apply for a new card. Argghhhhhhhhhhhh, by this time I was foaming at the mouth, gritting my dentures, and wishing I could have found the card. So, back to the TN dept of Safety after I filled out the necessary paperwork and took it with me. I finally got my temporary drivers license and we headed back home. Thank God! We finished the whole thing up at about 2 p.m. (Five hours!) Horrors!

Now, I am going to lie down with a wet washcloth on my forehead and see if I can get rid of my headache. We went from hot car to cold buildings, back out to hot cars, back into cold buildings. Etc. Julia, You are a dream=- and a jewel! Thank you so very much. I love you!

This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. More later. Bye for now.


welcome to my world of poetry said...

Sorry you have a headache Ruby but what you have been doing it's not surprising. Now you take yourself off to bed and try and get rid of it.

Take care.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A trip to the DMV is never easy.

Teresa said...

You poor thing...I am so sorry that was so hard. I know that your free spirit did not enjoy being pushed to follow all their stupid rules. Think about this though...there are not a lot of women your age who are even ABLE to get their license so you are very blessed to have been able to achieve that! Love you, Mom!

Grammy said...

You are all correct! I think I may have suffered a mild heat stroke. I don't want to eat anything. I have had a nap, and am drinking some water. Still have the headache. It was so cold in those buildings that I was shivering. Brrrrrrrr. I am sure I will be okey dokey after while. Going to do a little farmville right now. Love to all, Ruby

Grammy said...

P.S. Thanks for the encouragement!!

Wanda said...

Ahh Ruby, hope tomorrow's a better day for you.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, don't you just hate days like that. I am so glad you got it all worked out but what a day! It seems everything we have to do today has so much paperwork involved. Have a good weekend.