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Week in review.

Church in the morning followed by a choir concert that evening. Great time, was great to be able to see a friend sing as well!

Attended a ‘Bible Study’. I use the term ‘Bible Study’ loosely on this one as while they do say it is one and they do read from the Bible… it’s not really a study of anything that drew me in. I guess the side chatter of football (and other sports), “my marriage sucked… I got divorced”, and not really getting anywhere ‘deep’ sort of killed it for me. I think I could have some friends in the people that attended – but I don’t believe I could really ever get anything out of it unless their were some big changes in how things are run, and I don’t see that happening anytime soon.

Tuesday, Wednesday
A blur

Changing address is fun. Especially when it results with what occurred on Friday…

So today I found out that one of my accounts with money in it was frozen on Thursday afternoon.
So to solve this issue I need to send them, and this list is great…
A copy of my social security card and drivers license with current address (got one… but not one with this address on it) on it. A W-2 or property tax statement stating my address (I have neither with my new address), and some other federal form I’d never heard of before.
So… after a few emails and a phone conversation and a guess on my part that it was an ‘address issue’ (They wouldn’t tell me what the original problem even was!) they backed down and only require that I send in a copy of my social security card and a “Government issued photo ID with current address” – a drivers license.
So, Friday after work I get to the DMV to get a new drivers license with my new address on it.
Awesome. I just love to spend my time at the DMV…

I get in line to get in line again at the Appleton DMV, and the clerk tells me that in the state of Wisconsin you only need proof of address when you first get your license. After that all you have to do is pay $4 and fill out a form to get a new address put on it. You don’t need to prove you live at that address (or even in the state!) at all. “You could put down you live in timbuktu and we’d take it” He said.
I think to myself, wow – great security, no wonder identify theft is so easy! For $4 I can live anywhere in the state and have a ‘government issued ID’ that proves it! All the more reason I actually like the idea of a single national ID system.

So here I am, finally next in line to get my photo taken for the new card and the guy in front of me is, well – an idiot. Sorry, no other way to say it.
First off, he can’t spell his name right. The clerk has him rewrite his name 3 times before he spells it right. Then she goes to take the photo. She has to take it 3 times because he keeps closing his eyes. I’m not going to even try to say the other things he did that just prove the ‘idiot’ name I called him here.
Honestly, the fact that this guy has a valid driver’s license scares me.

So I have a new shiny driver’s license now, one that doesn’t say “Under 21 until…” in bold red letters across the top too. That’s sort of nice.
So on Monday I’ll have to photocopy the two ID forms and fax them away to get my account unfrozen in “3 to 5 business days”.

Friday Evening
Ahhhh… The weekend!
Time to find something to do!

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