It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is enjoying its monthly blog fest invented by Alex J. Cavanaugh. IWSG is a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
IWSG Question: It’s spring! Does this season inspire you to write more than others, or not?
My Answer: Spring inspired us to travel to the States and renew our Nevada driver’s license, then fly to San Diego, California and visit family.
We are over 65, so the DMV Website indicates a physical is required before renewing senior citizen’s driver’s licenses. CVS pharmacy assured us we could get a physical at their 1-Minute Clinic.
Sunday afternoon, we arrived at 1-Minute Clinic and explained our need for a physical. I handed her the DMV form she needs to complete and sign.
“Can’t do it, you need a doctor. I’m a Physican’s Assistant. You need a doctor to sign this form”
I’m dumbfounded, “I talked to CVS 1-Minute Clinic and she assured me we could get a physical here.”
“I’m sorry, I can’t help you. I’m a Physican’s Assistant, you need a doctor to sign this form.”
I’m stunned, blood rushed to my face, I can hardly speak, “I can’t believe what you’re saying. We booked a flight, hotel, and rented a car! We need this physical to renew our driver’s license!”
“You can go to Urgent Care. They have doctors, I’m sure they can help you. Here’s their address.”
We arrive at Urgent Care and the receptionist said, “Can’t do it. It needs to be your family physician. No doctor here will sign this form.”
We don’t have a family physician in Nevada. What can we do?
We just wasted $1,000 on the promise CVS could perform the physical. We are in shock. Without a driver’s license we are blocked from driving a car. What do we do?
We decided to keep our 10am DMV appointment. We need to know exactly who can perform our physical.
All night long I visualized a successful DMV appointment.
We arrive on time and within 30 minutes DMV renewed our driver’s license. No physical required! We’ve just experienced a miracle.
The next day, we flew from Las Vegas to San Diego. We hire a taxi to take us to the Navy Lodge on the San Diego naval base. As we are checking in I reach for my ID and discover my wallet is missing!
OMG, I left my wallet in the cab! It held my:
Credit Cards: possible false charges;
Mexican Permanent Resident Visa: might be denied return entry into Mexico
Mexican Driver’s License
Nevada Driver’s License: can’t drive or rent a car
Dependent military ID: No longer able to shop on base, denied base privileges or medical services
As the enormity of loss sinks in, my brain starts churning up mud. What do I do? Where do I start?
I called the cab company, it becomes crystal clear they can’t help me. I paid cash, no receipt, no taxi number, no driver’s name. Once again, my world tilted on it’s axis.
Once again, I visualize a successful outcome; the return of my wallet and contents.
About two hours later, my iPhone rings. The incoming call is King Harbor Yacht Club. “Hello, how are you doing?
I replied, “I’m not doing well at all, I just lost my wallet.”
King Harbor, “I just received a call from Lance saying he found your wallet.”
“Are you serious?”
King Harbor, “Yes, here’s his phone number, 550-xxx-xxxx.”
I called Lance and sure enough, he had my wallet.
We meet two hours later. I offered him a reward and he wouldn’t accept it.
Apparently, Lance and his wife hired the same cab. They saw my wallet on the seat and decided they would return it to me rather than give it to the driver.
The opened my wallet and saw my King Harbor Yacht Club. They called King Harbor and asked them to contact me.
The weird thing is, the US phone number on my iPhone was activated two days ago. How did King Harbor Yacht Club get my current number?
I’m writing this post at 3:30am Wednesday, May 2. These two events happened yesterday (Tuesday), Monday, and Sunday. I’m still spinning from my wild 72-hour roller coaster ride.
I’ve used visualization all my life to “see” my desired outcome, but I have to admit these two events suggest there is a higher energy at work that is beyond my understanding.
I look forward to reading your comments and welcome your thoughts.