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If it’s not one thing

This has been a weird week so far. Yesterday we didn’t have any water. We didn’t think much of it at first, after all there is a lot of construction in our neighborhood and maybe somebody messed something up. So Stephanie calls the City of Columbia, who we thought we were paying for water. After we spent a lot of time on the speaker phone… turns out our house isn’t in the city water service area. We pay the city for sewer but not water, weird.

Anyway we found out who does provide our water and called them. Turns out the construction company that built the house was paying for our water until yesterday. Not that we knew this, we thought we had set up water service through the city. Anyway we got our water turned back on around 4:30 yesterday after a quick trip to the right office.

Today Stephanie was going to get a new social security card. However the social security office here in Columbia didn’t like our marriage certificate. They said it wasn’t official proof of a name change. So I emailed the Knox County Clerk and explained the problem. They said to find out what we need for an official document and they’ll send it. So we’ll see what happens I guess.

4 replies on “If it’s not one thing”

The same thing happened to me when I went to get my name changed after Nick and I got married. Apparently, the Social Security office didn’t like the TN marriage license because it didn’t have the marriage license number written on it, the number was on the receipt instead. They ended up asking me all these questions about my work history to verify that I was who I said I was. Crazy stuff. :)Good luck to you guys in Columbia! Please tell Stephanie that I said hello. 🙂

Thanks Silvia, we are going to try the receipt today, The guy at the city clerks office said that they sent the certificates for approval and they were fine, but I am thinking someone some where missed something. Stupid government!

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