Sorry, I really couldn't think of a nice title for today's blog.
We had our final embassy appointment today, and despite asking our coordinator repeatedly if we needed anything else for the appointment and specifically asking if we need copies of my husband's travel visas from our first trip, which I was told emphatically "NO", we were told just before leaving for the embassy that because I didn't have this paper that I would stay another week in Kazahkstan to sort out this problem. Well, suffice it to say that my coordinator, as well as all guests in the lobby, quickly discovered how I felt about that plan. There is no way in Hell I'm staying a minute longer than planned, especially over something I had ASKED SPECIFICALLY if I needed. I then got on the phone with the embassy and while on the phone I heard my coordinator say to Tim in a hush tone that they would now leave for the embassy without me. OH NO YOU'RE NOT!!!!! I don't think I was too pleasant when I explained that in no way was he leaving me behind! He reluctantly agreed to allow me to come (Sorry, but if I had to be dragged, holding onto the bumper, I was going to the embassy and speaking to an American official.)
Ironically enough, when we arrived at the embassy we were given an "adoption survey", I said to my coordinator, 'you sure you want me to fill this in?' Oh and fill it in I did! Luckily, the gentleman at the embassy truly wanted to help me, so we called my husband and woke him up and sent him on a mission to fax over the documents.
Meanwhile our coordinator told Tim that he did his job and this mess was our problem and went spiltsville. Yup! Left us there to deal with the fall out! Nice! Oh wait, before he left he did try to hussle us for some more cash. Kuddos for Tim for saying enough was enough.
After a panicked day, and Joe trying to fax to the embassy's non-functioning fax line, we managed to get our visas just as the lights were being turned off and the embassy closing until September 5th or 6th.
yeah, that sucked.