1. I got to the DMV office around 8:10 this morning. I was number 005. Yippieee!
2. In 10 minutes or less, my number was called. I didn't hear it because I was talking with the woman next to me who was a friend of Mama's.
3. I could barely see the first line on the eye chart with my right eye covered. "I'm getting cataract surgery on this eye." Thankfully, the young lady gave me a pass on the vision test.
4. No written test. I skimmed the handbook and took all the online practice tests earlier this week, just in case. It's still a win for me because I now know some new rules.
5. Did you know that in California you can pass on the right if there are multiple lanes, such as on the freeway? Now the Husband can't growl at people who pass on the right. "In my day. . . ." I also learned that you won't be criminally charged if you refuse to undergo a DUI test. Not that I foresee myself ever being in such a situation.
6. I couldn't get my Real ID because my name is wrong on my birth certificate. In an earlier post I mentioned that my middle name is wrong and my surname is misspelled. Also my first name is given as Susie, not Susan. The young DMV lady said that she could give me a Real ID but it had to be according to my birth certificate.
7. No thank you.
8. DMV did renew my driver's license for another four years.
9. Because I haven't gone by the name on my birth certificate all my life, have I committed fraud?
10. I wonder if there's a way to formally change the name on my birth certificate. Ha! As if I would go through all that cost and trouble at my age.
11. The Real ID Act was signed into law in 2005 by our good old friend G.W. Remember him? Did I hear someone mumble from "Dumb to Dumbest." Lucky him.
12. The deadline for having a Real ID is October 2020. If I don't have one will "they" (whoever they are) want to deport me? Where would "they" deport me? I was born in California. There was even a notice of my birth on the front page of the home newspaper. Bah, "they" wouldn't believe that was me.
13. I'll probably renew my passport, which expired 23 years ago. The young DMV lady thought I'd have no problem showing my marriage certificate to get a new passport in my current name. We shall see.
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