will not get you on your flight on time if you fail to check your passport expiration.
Ooops. I didn't even believe the ticket agent when she told me my passport was expired. That's how sure I was. There must be a mistake, I was thinking. But, there wasn't. It expired in May. If I'd had my birth certificate with me, we could have gone to Toronto. But I didn't. And even if I had, that would have doomed the NYC trip since I couldn't re-enter the US on an invalid passport. So, after half an hour of rescheduling flights, etc. etc., lovely Catherine came and got us from the airport and brought us home.
Then I spent over an hour and too much money to get it all fixed. I am going to NYC, but now Kate is coming along and then we will go to Toronto on Tuesday. And I will apply for a new passport on Wednesday morning.