Apparently a lot, when it comes to changing it. I am definitely proud to have my new last name, but it is a pain to change everything over. I made a list of all the creditors and utilities I need to change, and was like O_o. Not to mention the passport, because somehow my dang birth certificate has gone missing…and I know *I* didn’t move it. But anywho…
I started the name change process at my job, and realized I’ll need my new SS card. I love my supervisor, as I have been MIA a lot this week, and his response is, “no worries.”
Friday morning I went to work early, then left and went to the SSA office and signed in, prepared for a long ordeal. But it actually wasn’t that bad! Based on my four square check in time, I made it out in about 50 minutes. Winning!
Then I decided to hit up the bank and change my info. The lady at the bank wanted to see pics. I had my iPad, so I happily obliged. LOL!
I got back to work and ate lunch at my desk. I called State Farm to add HH to my policies, and his auto insurance will be cheaper with better coverage (I KNOW I told this dude to increase his minimum limits coverage, but looking at his GEICO dec page he still had state minimum limits *facepalm*). I also called the student loan people to see what they needed, and I’ll have to mail or fax documentation to them. After that, I was over it dot net as far as name changing, so I got back to work.
Death to student loans, by the way. Sigh.
Anywho, my supervisor came over and shooed me out early. This is the second time he’s done this, and the second time I couldn’t – well, didn’t want to – leave because I was working a new claim. I’ma learn to work my new claims earlier in the day.
On Monday, I should be able to call the IT help(less) desk and change my email address at work. Then I’ll change my voice mail greeting, and it’ll feel more official. I must say, it was a giddy and weird feeling to sign my new name. I also need to fax my info to HH’s job so they can add me to his health and dental plans.
On Wednesday, I’m going deal with the NCDMV. The SSA said their system needed 24 hours to update and then my new name should be in the system. I am debating on taking my chances on Monday.
Despite the madness with HH’s job changes, this first week of marriage has been like walking on the clouds. I promise the wedding recap post is next. 🙂