Today was an incredibly hectic day. We received Ellen's passport today, but we're still up in the air as far as whether or not we'll be able to leave before Christmas. We spent nearly five hours at the hospital working on her medical paperwork, and we still won't have it done before her visa appointment. So we're hoping to be able to do the visa interview first, rush to the hospital, pick up the rest of her medical paperwork and get her last two vaccinations, and then race back to the visa office to turn everything in.
Then we just have to hope that we can rush her visa-- normally they like to have three business days to do everything. Of course in our case because this corresponds with the Christmas holiday we would end up staying four extra days instead of just one. So we're really hoping this works out, as not only would this mean four more days away from Connor, but also it would be very expensive. And of course there's Jer's military clearance for travel we'd need to coordinate too. So we're hoping to be able to avoid this if we can.
Poor Ellen had to have five vaccinations since we didn't have her latest shot records, along with a TB skin test. They gave her three shots today, and they'll give her the last two on Thursday. I'm really hoping we'll be able to get in and out of the hospital rather than spending another five hours there like we did today!
Connor is apparently doing well; we haven't been able to Skype for a couple of days because the Internet is being touchy in the house, but we have been able to e-mail and it sounds like he's missing us but enjoying all the attention from his grandparents.
Anyway, I'm exhausted-- I had to go out right after we got back from the hospital to find Ellen some nice clothes, and you all know how I feel about shopping. So it's bed time now. Hopefully the board meeting tomorrow will go well!
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