Drove out to get the mail today.
First, the good news.
Our daughters now both have their new medical care cards. Yay!
The bad news.
My husband and I got our forms and photo copy of our birth certificates back.
Two problems. They want a more legible copy of my husband’s birth certificate. His had gone through a wash in a back pocket many decades ago, so it’s in rough shape, but still readable in its plastic holder. Apparently, the photo copy wasn’t good enough. I was able to read it, but whatever.
I’m thinking I’ll take a very well lit photograph of it, use software to bring out the text even more, then print that out and see if it will be good enough.
Then there was me.
Guess what they want from me?
My marriage certificate.
Keep in mind that until 2004, I had a medical card in this province, using my married name. I still have the darn thing. But if I want my card to have my married name on it, they want a copy of my marriage certificate.
So not only can I not get my driver’s license transferred because my birth certificate doesn’t match my hyphenated married name, I can’t get my medical card, either.
And the 3 month limit is up. They’re still billing our previous province, but how much longer can they do that?
And how much longer can we drive our van with out of province plates?
I was thinking I need to call my insurance company again and let them know what’s going on. Turns out, I got mail from them, too, with a letter saying my file is incomplete.
So that’s on the to-do list for tomorrow.
I can’t believe that after using my married name for almost 30 years, this is now suddenly a problem.
I’m starting to wonder if I should just stop using my hyphenated name and go back to using my birth name. But then, that name won’t match my current driver’s license or vehicle registration. Even our content insurance, which I was able to update to our new location, has my hyphenated married name on it.
Un. Be. Lievable.
How is anyone supposed to be able to wade through all this in only 3 months?