posted on Jun, 27 2019 @ 11:36 PM
My wife and the neighbor lady talked, yesterday evening, and so today the wife and I went down to the Sheriff's Office for our Real I.D. driver's
licenses. Idaho puts a star on these newbies to differentiate from the regular driver's licenses which will still be available. Both of our U.S.
Passports expire in 2020 so it was a good idea to do this now. Ha, Ha.
Nope, these won't cut it. They gave us the form of what we needed, and so we came home and went on the old scavenger hunt.
1. You need an original paper SSS #. card.
2. You need a valid U.S. Passport, or Birth Certificate ( C.O.L.B.).
3. Then you need 1099's with your present address in our State, plus a couple of Bank deposit statements, and a current automobile proof of
Luckily, I found our 2010 Passport application papers, which included both SSS#'s on paper cards. With the current U.S. Passports, driver's
licenses, and 1099's, for SS direct deposits into our checking account, we passed muster on the second trip. I needed to renew my Driver's License
anyway so we both received temporary paper driver's licenses, although my renewal cost an extra $30, compared to the wife's upgrade at $15. So, $45
dollars later, we came out with our temp. licenses.
What was interesting was that the license lady bemoaned that these overly complicated, one size fits all, regulations are strictly T.S.A." ideas.
Some States don't really lock down I.D.'s for driver's licenses, the same as Idaho does. So, even laminated SSS cards are not going to be allowed.
On the simple side, we only had to write a single personal check for both Real I.D. applications.
Since Momma had spoken with the neighbor lady, I told her she had the lead on this project, and I was just "driving Miss Daisy". So, when the
neighbor's directions fell flat, I merely smiled and said that we just must make a second trip. I found the pair of our SSS cards, in the original
paper card formats, and the C.O.L.B.'s we used in 2010 to apply for our Passports, and she came up with the insurance card, 1099's, and a couple of
bank statements. Together we got er done, with minimal stress on me. Too many times I only get half of the needed info, and then I get yelled at for
not being Omnipotent. So, by giving her the lead role, I solved this stressful situation, by merely "driving Miss Daisy".
These Real I.D.'s will be required on Oct. 1st. 2020, in order to board any commercial U.S. domestic flight on any commercial airline. Obviously, a
valid U.S. Passport has always been needed for International Travel, by any, and all, means of transportation. And there's been chatter about making
Passports, or Real I.D.'s, mandatory for trains and buses, as well. Before we could board the Eurostar Express train at Paris to go to the U.K.
through the Chunnel, last month, we had to get approval with our Passports at a booth staffed by a curt British lady agent, at the Gare du Nord
Station, in Paris.
And at the end of our U.K. tour, we again had to show our passports, at Edinburgh, to board our jet for Logan Airport, near Boston. But this kilt
raising, and the Logan strip searches, were now being done at the behest of our beloved T.S.A.