First, don't panic. It happens more often than you would think. It happened to me and not just by a day, a week or a month. My license expired the beginning of December and I did not notice it until mid-March!

Unfortunately I waited until 3:55PM on a Friday to get my licensed renewed. When I walked into the Texarkana Division of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration at 402 Pecan Street the place was packed. I took a number, it was number 49 and they were currently on number 6! The hours on the door said closing time was 4:30PM. I either had to pile in with the rest of the Last-Minute Louies or chance a weekend of knowingly driving with an expired driver's license. I had fixed my hair and make-up in preparation for the photo so I decided to stay and wait.

Thankfully the person behind the desk at the driver's license place did not give me a lecture and there wasn't a fine for being so forgetful. I took an eye exam and a new photo. They asked me to sign something that shocked me. Did you know it was illegal to drive and talk in Arkansas without a hands-free device? I certainly did not but since I had to sign the acknowledgement to get my new license I decided my next stop should be the phone store to purchase a Bluetooth ear dealywhompus.