On a cheerful note. Today is my birthday! Wooohoooo.
But I have a story to tell with a different tone...
I had known for three months that my Florida license was expiring and I was going to have to take a TEST to switch it over North Carolina. My husband insisted I should be able to keep my Florida license even though I had explained why I could not.
It wasn’t until I came home with the North Carolina Driver’s Handbook that he decided to make a phone call to the Florida DMV. I said to myself, whatever that person is saying to him is just some bull to get him off the phone. When he got off the phone he said someone was going to be mailing me a form that I needed to complete and then I could keep the Florida license that was now 12 years old. Oh really?
I didn’t expect that any such paperwork would arrive; yet I did not study for the test during this time. I was baking cookies and other stuff. Lo and behold, a week before my license was to expire (TODAY), the paperwork arrived! I completed it just for good measure and HIGHLIGHTED the part where his COMMANDING OFFICER should sign.
I knew that he had no one that could/would sign this paperwork because HELLO, he is RETIRED. But I handed him the paperwork and he growls, “I told that lady I was retired.” I mumble under my breath “and that’s why I have to get a North Carolina license.”
He takes two more days to call the FL DMV back, during which time I still did not study. When he decides to call back, I am in the process of trying to write a blog post and he’s standing in my space yelling “DRIVERlicense” to the automated thing that must have wanted him to say "Driver’s License."
I excuse myself to go run an errand. I need to compose my I told you so face and mask the aggravation that I will only have a few days to study for my test.
I get back from my errand and he says with all retired Marine importance and as if I didn’t EVER know, “You’re gonna have to get your North Carolina drivers license.”
I said, “Okay”, my eyes shot unintentional “I told you so darts” and then we were both grumpy.