What a LONG morning we had! Morgan & I started off by walking to the bank and *trying* to get her a bank account.
The bank wouldn't let her open an account as her I.D. wasn't acceptable. I cannot believe all you have to go through to get ANY kind of ID or account here... she was born here and it is freaking impossible I tell ya!
So we left and headed to my FIL's... thankfully he drove us around today or we'd probably still be out on the buses! And it's HOT today, so not the type of day i'd like to be out on a crowded & busy bus all day!
After the bank we called hubby. He did some research and now apparently the S.I.N. numbers are fast & easy to get! All we needed was a birth certificate and you walked out 15 minutes later with your new number. So we head downtown, found a parking spot and walked a couple blocks. He was right, we were in & out in a matter of *minutes* with her new SIN number. That was done.
Next FIL wanted to stop at the new Farmboy... I'd never been so thought it would be nice to look around. It had lots & lots of delicious looking foods! But seeing as we weren't out to shop, we just grabbed Morgan something to eat, I bought my FIL some tomatoes (much cheaper than gas... lol!) and left.
Morgans breakfast... a lemon blueberry tart. She assures me it was *amazing*. Seeing as she inhaled it in about 45 seconds, i'm going to take her word for it. lol!!
Next stop, the mall to pick up Morgan's new glasses!! They are gorgeous glasses and look at that case! All kinds of awesomeness! lol!!
Morgan absolutely LOVES her glasses and seems to be adjusting well. They are featherweights so she loves the fact that they are nice & lightweight. We also got her scratch resistant coating and anit-glare coating. The prescription is not as strong as her last pair, so that's a good thing too.
Next stop, to the library for her own library card. We enter the library, tell the woman what we want and she asked if we had PHOTO ID. *sigh* No photo I.D., but we went on in and spoke to a man at the counter. He took her birth certificate and a form I had from the Gvmt. with her name & address on it thankfully. She signed it and off we went.
Now onto "Ontario Services" to *hopefully* get her health card. We filled in the form and got into a VERY LONG line. lol! I played a couple games of Word Solitaire while we waited. I always win. ;) We finally get up to the desk and this killed me...
- They would NOT accept her birth certificate!! We just paid $35.00 for her replacement certificate as online it's a must for most I.D. Well here she wouldn't take it.
- They would NOT accept her library card with her signature on it. We were told we needed something with her signature on it and last time with Dallas, a library card was a "yes". Not this time.
- They would NOT accept her S.I.N. card. UGH!!!
At this point I was like, "Are you kidding me!?". I told the woman we had been running around for 4 hours trying to gather the "appropriate" ID as she NEEDS a health card! We are going away next week and I do not like the fact that Morgan has no health coverage. She ended up calling her supervisor and explaining our situation and praise God, he said "YES"!!!
Since we didn't receive notice that her health card had expired I asked if I could upate the girls addresses on file. Crazy thing is that Maria & I had the new address, but Mya & Morgan had the old address on file. That makes NO sense to me as I never would have only changed 2 addresses.
Anyways, we now have a temporary health card while we wait for her new photo ID health card. *sigh*
Next stop, gas with a gift card we bought for my FIL. That was hilarious... I don't drive, I don't pump gas. He is utterly hopeless when it comes to anything computerized... I must have put in the card wrong 6x before I got it right, we had the girl inside over the loud speaker telling us to do this, do that, etc... we finally filled up with $50.00 worth of gas and off we went! The sad part is that didn't even fill his tank.
FINAL STOP... to our Dr's to give them Morgan's new health card number and receive my $60.00 cash back from her last appointment! Fast & easy, cash back in my wallet!
And that was half of my day. We got home, I ate, fed Mya lunch as she wouldn't do anything but snack for hubby, then went downstairs to sew for a while. I should head back down to get another order done and think I want to make myself a wristlet for tomorrow!
Well i'm off... think I need more coffee. lol! I hope your day was a lot more calmer and less stressful than mine was! Enjoy the rest of your day!