So anyways. . .
it was time.
The last time we went through the Passport Application process. . .
it was a rather overwhelming and daunting process.
On Monday evening. .
we had been at a "going on a cruise" meeting.
It was mentioned rather casually that we should be sure that our passports had 6 months before expiry after the end day of a cruise.
Did you know that?
On the way home from the meeting. .
I said. . ."pull in there. . .I think they might still be open"
He said. . ."will they still do it?"
I said. . ."let's try".
We walked up to the counter. . and nicely requested passport pictures.
"sure" . . .she said. . ."you can pick them up tomorrow".
He had his taken. . .and she showed him the result. . and he was good with it. .
I had mine taken. . .and she showed me the result. . .and I told her to scrap that one. .
I needed to go home and have a shampoo and blow dry first.
In the morning. . .I did just that and went for my retake. . .
shopped around for 30 minutes. .
picked up our passport pictures and went home to fill out the applications.
I remember the last time we did that. . .
I printed out the empty applications and filled them out. . ..VERY carefully so as not to need to begin again.
This time. ..I filled in the blanks on the computer. . .
read it over. .
printed it off. .
and had him sign
checked online to see how the line up was looking at the city office. .
and was on my way.
Once in the office I spotted a friendly looking face. ..
sat down and had a nice chat with a total stranger.
Her number was called. ..
and someone spotted my face. . .
sat down beside me. . .a total stranger. .
and we had a nice chat.
Once my number was called. .
I had a nice chat with the girl at the wicket.
(I casually wondered and suspected out loud that I was likely not allowed to take pictures in the office. .
she affirmed my suspicion)
She said she was not allowed to blog at home.
Really? I could not do her job.
Let me just say this. . .
In a world where everything seems to get more complicated. .
I was a happy girl to have one thing. . .
All for now. .