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Okay,

I know with everything going on in the US that it still isn't really that hard to get a passport unless you can't find the things you need.

So far we have had to go get our pictures taken.  Not to bad except my son's picture had to be taken a few times at the place since the light was acting strange on his picture.  Then we where told that you need photo Id's.  Yes we have them all of us.  I have a license and my kids have state issued id's.  But wait my son's has expired.  Now we had to go and get that renewed since we know there is no time for him to get his license with a picture.

Now I have been looking for my Daughter and My birth certificates and they are not where I always kept them.  Now I have no clue where they are. 

So I have placed an order for the birth certificates.  (Plus an extra, in case we have to send them anywhere).  This is starting to get more and more expensive.  I told my Son if this keeps up we may have to wait until next year to go to Niagara Falls.  

I have already asked off for the week of August 9th and the one lady I back up has Monday off so the boss has asked her to move it.  Which I feel bad for but she has all of the next week off, and she has taken throughout the month of August either a Monday or Friday of each week.

I really have to make reservations but at this rate I am glad I haven't since I am not sure I will get our passports sent out and back before August 9th.  (plus at the way my luck has been going why do I think they will be coming back for more information or something like that).

Why did it seem so easy to say lets get a passport and it is taking so long to do.  (I should of listen to my son who told me to do this 2 weeks ago).  Now I am panicking and have no clue why.  At least the good part is once you get one you have it for 10 years before you have to get another one.

Side Note my AC is in the window we got one that barely fit and according to the demsions of my room it is the right size 6000 BTU's.  But if I don't turn it on about an hour before I go to my room, then my room is still like an oven.  It takes awhile for this to cool it off.  Unlike my 10,000 which had it cooled off in about 15 minutes.  



I have realized I am exactly a year behind with posting on Books. I may of posted about books up until almost November but it was the books I had read last April.  So I have a year's worth of books to post about.  Hangs head.  I am such a procrastinator. Oh well maybe I will get up in the attic and start pulling out some of the books from last year of the next few weeks.

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abscondite
Jun. 7th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
Do you really need passports to go to Canada? I remember going to Niagara Falls and Quebec a lot when I first moved to the US and can't even recall getting stopped at the border.

Things are changing! I guess that's something to remember, so I don't get caught with my pants down the next time I try to cross the border lol.

Documents are a hassle. I feel your pain! Now I keep everything in a lock box at the bank. Hope you still get to go though...
reader17
Jun. 7th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
It changed a few years ago. I know the only time I went before I could just use my Birth Certificate. I guess it doesn't hurt to actually have a passport.

Documents really are a hassle. I have a storage box that everything is suppose to be in so I have no clue where mine and my daughters got to.
yes_rhade
Jun. 7th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
It's like the simple home repair that turns into an all-day job with at least 2 trips to the home depot store.

Well, I hope you get your passports straightened out. I think I went to Niagara Falls 30 years ago, I don't remember needed a thing. But I know things have really changed.
reader17
Jun. 7th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
You are right Home Repairs turn into all day events and longer sometimes, and you will always need at least 2 trips to store.

I know they changed it sometime in the last few years, before you could just take your birth certificate, and since I seem to be missing mine at the moment that doesn't help.

Everyone I have talked to has said they went to Niagara Falls. It is someplace I have been wanting to go to for a while so I am looking forward to see it.
yes_rhade
Jun. 7th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
My mom just got her passport and was about to die when she had to send her birth certificate to the government. I told her it'd come back, but still, to send her original birth certificate is annoying and scary. I had to do the same thing when I got my passport when I went to Japan.
reader17
Jun. 7th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
See I am happy that I got two of them ordered then. I am afraid of sending the one and not getting it back. So I figured order 2 since I had to order then this way if something happens I have another one.

You would think since you get your License or Id by showing your birth certificate that you should be able to get a passport without having to send it in. (But then again for License and Id it doesn't matter where your Birth Certificate is from to get these items).
queenofthefae
Jun. 7th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
a few years ago i was telling my fam and friend mel that i wanted to go there. never happened. bah!

take lotsa pics!
reader17
Jun. 8th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
I will try but I have to get a new camera first. Mine doesn't work to well anymore :D
queenofthefae
Jun. 8th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
maybe get a waterproof disposable lol.
reader17
Jun. 8th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
Oops meant to add more I have a really bad habit if stopping before I finish. Maybe they will still go sometime. But I will definitely take some pictures.
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