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So, here's the deal: The post office has refused to deliver our marriage license, because my new last name is not on the PO Box or my mailbox. I can't go in and legally change my name - anywhere - without the marriage license, yet I have to go in to the PO and tell them verbally and in person that I have changed my name. And probably provide proof, although they didn't mention that in the conversation. (but it wouldn't surprise me.....no one else will take your word on it, you have to prove it)

Confused yet? I am.......grrrrrrrr. Looks like I will have to take a day off, go into the county courthouse the next county over, pick up the license (and, probably, PAY for it again, since I never received the original), then drive back to my county, go into the PO, and tell the lazy SOB's what's what. :sigh:

I mean - I have to take a day off anyway to change my driver's license...but this? Is ridiculous!


In other, happier news: I started winding a new warp last night. The alpaca/silk/wool scarf that is currently on the loom is such a disaster that I find myself *avoiding* the loom completely - not a happy state of affairs. The yarn is lovely; it's weaving up beautifully, but the damn warp threads keep drifting apart - I spun it with knitting in mind, not weaving, and I was just using up the leftovers. I think it's time to :gasp: cut it off the loom and start fresh....so that's what I'm doing.

I've decided to *finally* use the afghan warp (WARNING: Big pictures. Sorry - but they're big. Click at your own risk! BL/Falkland Island 2-ply @ 12 WPI) I spun up ages and ages ago...but not for an afghan. *g* It'll be a nice, fluffy shawl - using the kid mohair/silk weft yarn, of course. So, the afghan, but on a smaller scale. It'll go faster, I'll see progress, and I'll finally use up some of the handspun that's been breeding in the stash.

We'll see how it turns out.....

I also decided on my Sunday School lesson next week - Joseph and his coat of many colors. I have an excuse to warp up a loom (probably the RH) with colorful yarn (in stripes, of course!), pack a handspindle, and explain why the coat was worth so much (how much time goes into handmade things? Discuss!), then let them weave a bit. *heheheheheheheheheh* Get 'em hooked young.......Enabling? Who, moi? :batts eyes:

Must run - got a hot lunch date with my State Inspector Hubby. *g* (Newly licensed as of today - he can do all inspections now, not just safety ones. Whee!)
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Date:October 24th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
Wow--we got our official copy of our marriage license the day of the wedding. Delaware prints out three copies--one for you, one for the officiant's records, and one to be filed with the state. All we had to do was give it to the officiant when we got there and she tookcare of everything else.

Then again, I've not changed my name either, so I've had no hoops to jump through in that respect, either. We're going tomorrow to open up a joint chacking account, which may prove to be interesting, as there are some checks made out to Mr. & Mrs. manos74 since Mrs. manos74 doesn't exist. :)
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