Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Identity Crisis......

Wow. I never thought I would have a problem proving who I am. The past couple of days have been insane. Monday was my first night at my new job. I was told to bring my drivers license and social security card....to prove my citizenship and ability to work in the U.S. No problem. I found my SS card the day before and stuck it in my wallet, so I wouldnt forget it. Monday afternoon, I took Ian to get his weekly allergy shot. This was 3 hours before I had to be to work. To make a long story short, my wallet was apparently stolen. Off the seat of my car or off the seat in the doctors office, or I could have dropped it on my way in. Either way, it's gone. I cant work without proof of who I am so I intended on spending yesterday getting a new DL and a new SS card.....didnt happen. Apparently you cant get one without the other or at least a birth certificate (my BC was in our jeep which was stolen a few years back...along with our marriage license. Thiefs like me I guess) So, I tried to see about getting a BC online and you cant get one of those without a DL or a notarized signature....which incidentally you have to have picture ID to get a signature notarized. Are you getting the gist of my problem here? Talk about a vicious circle. I truly thought I would have a nervous breakdown yesterday. Dad saved the day though. As a parent, he can request a copy of my BC and since he has his DL, it was no problem. Once I get the BC, then I can get the license which in turn will allow me to get the SS card. Whew! Meanwhile, I dont think Im going to be able to work tonight. My supervisor is checking into it but thinks that they have to have that info in order for me to work. I will find out today. What a mess.....I couldnt even get money out of the bank without my ID. Luckily there is a guy in my bank that knows me and gave me a temporary ATM card while I wait for my new Debit card to get here. Life is pretty complicated when you cant prove who you are!

In other news, Addison has finally peed in the toilet 3 times! Im sure this is TMI for a lot of you but if you are a mother, then you understand just how exciting this news is. For now, we cant put underwear or a diaper on her because if she senses that there is something down there, covering it up, she will pee in it. However, if she runs around in all her natural glory, then she panics and yells "pee pee!" and we know she has to go. Very exciting.

3 comments:

turleyfam said...

What a nightmare!!! Atleast you had something good happen. Way to go Addison!

Alisha said...

What a mess...congrats on Addie...we are beginning the potty training adventure with Trey in the next couple of weeks!

pete/chris whipple said...

Vanessa, I am sorry you had to go thru all that angst!!! Hope you got to get to work and all is well today.. way to go Addie!