Just terrific. Even with my best intentions to clear clutter, get organized, simplify my life (have you visited my other blog dedicated to that ideal?) I missed a biggie.
Over the weekend while transferring applicable information from last year's bill organizer to the new one I discovered in the 2008 November pocket a notice that my driver's license would expire on my birthday. Which was over two weeks ago. I've been driving illegally during that time, but now that I am aware of the situation I'm landlocked until I remedy the mess.
This wasn't altogether my fault as the folks at Daytimer, where, for years, I've ordered these nifty bill organizers made by Flavia, decided to not carry them in 2009. That caused me to touch base in mid-December last year with a kind Flavia representative who said that, because of the demand, they had run out of their supply and new ones were being published. So at the end of the year when I am usually organizing the thing for the new year I had to resort to a makeshift file for upcoming bills while I waited. The rep then emailed me saying that they'd found a stock of old ones in another warehouse and were selling these at a discount because on the inside flap the three-year calendar ended with 2007. The calendar being incidental, I ordered two!
Upon checking the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles website on Sunday I happily found that they don't make people retake the driving and book tests until a license has been expired for over a year. That worry gone, now all I have to do is gather together about every personal document I have to satisfy the new renewal requirements. At least they don't require a DNA smear. Yet.
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