Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Paperwork is easy to miss...

A while back Dottie and I sat down one evening to systematically send off for all the paperwork that we would need for our home study and our dossier. We sent off for birth certificates, death certificate, dissolution of marriage certificate, and our state of Florida criminal background checks. We were so proud to have all of this accomplished. About a week later one of our certificate request was sent back to us because I had failed to put in a copy of my driver's license. Never the less, it got sent back and the certificate has been received. We really thought we were ahead of the game. Then we got to wondering, all the certificates we had sent off for had been received in a relatively short amount of time. However, we were still missing one. We had never received our marriage certificate. Now we were quite thorough so we couldn't have possibly forgotten to send off for it. A quick check of our checking account revealed that indeed no check had been written to obtain our marriage certificate. So, another check is written and tomorrow another application for yet another certificate will be mailed.

The moral of the story, even when you think you have it all done - you don't.