OK. There are few things more important in the world of documents than one's birth certificate. Since I don't have a current passport, I was planning on taking my birth certificate as ID to cross the border. (Of course, then I might need a marriage certificate, too, to show my change of name. Grr. Better call the Border Information Service...) At any rate, I can't find my birth certificate.
I haven't carried it in my wallet for years. I thought it was filed with my other important documents (e.g. marriage certificate), but it's not there either. I have checked four other places that were less obvious, but where I have filed it in the past... no luck.
So now... I have to think. Where the heck did I file it? I haven't seen either of my two expired passports in my travels either... so perhaps my bc. is with them. Sigh.
Wish me luck.
tags: forgetfulness, filing systems