Friday, July 24, 2009

Another Moving Headache

For the past week, I have been in Iowa getting ready for a friend's wedding. Being focused on that all week helped me to keep my mind off of the stress in my life, but last night, it hit that I am moving in just a week, and I had a total freakout.

Anyway, this morning, we all went to get our hair done for the wedding. Since the Wireless Company that I want to get my mobile device through was located in the same strip mall as the salon AND there was lots of time left waiting for other bridesmaids to get their hair done, I apologized to the bride (or got her blessing, however you want to look at it) and walked down the mall to see if I could maybe, just maybe, get a phone now so I have one on the drive down.

Here's some background: I called Wireless Company and explained my situation. What I was told was that a) I wouldn't be able to get a Virginia number in Iowa (but, since I'm relentless, I tried anyway) and b) they would have to charge me a deposit, but could put in a dummy code for my social security number since I don't have one.

So, I went down and said what I had heard on the phone, but was told a) they could totally get me a Virginia number and b) the system wouldn't let them enter a dummy SSN.

Anyway, I don't have a phone, and am torn between just giving my Canadian SIN to Wireless Company in Charlottesville or trying all over again. Because the problem today was not my location, but my lack of SSN. So frustrating!

In other news, the wedding was beautiful.


I am His Beloved said...

As a Canadian in the US and with a ton of friends in the same situation the SIN number problem should NOT be a problem...I would go up the ladder until you find someone who knows what they are talking about and can help you. Your visa should have a number for living abroad that can satisfy their quest for some "official" number. I am SO excited for you concerning this move! Awesome!

Unknown said...

I know this is REALLY old but I had to comment - I actually live in Virginia and I found this looking for wedding photos. The hair is absolutely gorgeous. If you ever get the chance to come out to va, come to our salon and let us do your hair! You can see some pics of weddings we have done shearblissvb. com for the Virginia Beach area. We would love to have you, and anyone who similarly finds this feel free to come on down, we're on Shore Drive, literally it's right on the beach and beautiful. I wish you luck with the VISA (if you haven't already gotten it squared away)!