...at least 3 hours of it that I'm never gonna get back.
Yesterday Alex and I headed over to the DOL (department of licensing) around 1pm. He was #406. They were currently serving #333. We took off for about an hour. At 2pm they were up to.....#337. After doing a little mental math we determined that there was no way in heck that his number would be called by 4:30.
This morning we left the house around 8am. Arrived at the DOL at about 8:20. There were already at least 50 to 75 people lined up outside - waiting for it to open at 8:30am. We finally escaped around 11:15am.
At least half of the people waiting were there to get their EDL (enhanced drivers license). I suspect that if we didn't live in a border state the wait wouldn't have been nearly so long. Those EDL's were pretty labor intensive. I think I'll stick with a regular driver's license and my passport. They'll accomplish the same thing...without all the wait.