Thursday, February 14, 2008

Socially Acceptable

Monday I made the exciting trek to the Social Security office to apply for Anna's number. I need this so we can file our taxes and hopefully get a nice fat refund. I had mistakenly thought I might need to complete her Oregon readoption before getting the SSN, but I'm happy to report that I can continue to procrastinate on that set of papers.

I had to drive an hour and a half each way and wait 45 minutes, but they didn't give me any trouble applying. All that time practicing saying "I need to see your supervisor" for naught. Anna did her best to entertain everyone else who was waiting. In two weeks we should have her card with her currently legal name: Yegetanesh Aaron [HisMiddleName]. It has a nice ring to it, don'tcha think?

Hey, at least this particular government transaction was free. AND we got to go to Target. Baby's got new shoes, baby.


paige said...

We've yet to do the same thing, but it's on the list to do before March oneth. Glad there was a Target treat at the end of the SSN rainbow!

RMMcDowell said...

That's a LOVELY name.

Thanks for the email with the blog links . . . thanks for being my friend, despite distance and baggage and everything else that threatens to break apart the good things God gives us.

Stacie said...

We did the same thing on Friday! I couldn't believe it was free!! Finally something is free! :)