Okay, so one of the frustrations that I’ve had with my site is that I don’t have a program that I can use to post directly to it. Every time I want to post to Inking, I have to log in to the site, create an entry, publish it, and do all this stuff while in Firefox. And, okay, so it doesn’t sound like a big deal. But somehow the aesthetics of the whole thing really turns me off.
Justin found me a program, though, that should help with that problem. It’s called BlogJet. I’ve downloaded a trial of the program and that’s what I’m using right now. It’s pretty nifty. Lots of little buttons and things. I’ve got 30 days to decide if it’s worth the money they’re asking for the whole installation.
Meanwhile, I guess I could report on my afternoon.
My project for this afternoon was to get to the Social Security office in town and get my name change paperwork processed. I went online and found out all the information I needed, got the forms completed, got directions, all of that. So this afternoon, I took my envelope with the forms, my marriage license, and my passport and set out.
The office wasn’t all that difficult to find—a little strange, but not to bad. I got in and got my number, which said that I’d have an estimated 39 minutes to wait. So I sat and read my book. And then I gave my chair to a woman and her kid so she could sit next to her husband and went to read my book on the other side of the room. And I kept on reading my book.
About 50 minutes after arriving, they called my number. I went to the appropriate window, handed the woman my paperwork, answered all her questions, got the letter that she handed me, and left. It took less than 10 minutes to do the whole thing. It’s not too bad really. In an office as popular as Social Security, a lengthly wait is to be expected, and less than an hour isn’t anything worth complaining about. I didn’t get get all the way through the short story I was reading. And the paperwork part of the whole thing was much easier than I’d expected.
And now I have a piece of paperwork that has my married name on it all official looking! It’s exciting. My actual card will arrive sometime in the next two weeks.
Tomorrow, Justin and I are going to the DMV to take care of that whole thing. He’s transferring his license to Georgia, finally, so we’ve both got business to take care of in that office. Hopefully it won’t be too painful.
We’ll both be sure to bring books, though. Just in case.