Monday, June 28, 2010

After the "Contract"

So I guess things are not starting off good...not bad, but not great. Is this a sign?

Ryan finally got his contract by email and it is about what we expected. No new news. 13 months, leave in September, blah blah blah, what we already knew. I guess that could be good though.

I got my traveler's visa back from the Vietnam Embassy and it was WRONG! UGH! When I opened my passport, it had the visa in it but only for ONE month. I had written and purchased the 3 MONTH visa. I was beyond annoyed so Ryan took the reins and called the embassy for me. After some "can you repeat that again?" it was decided to send my passport back with a letter explaining the mistake. So, everything should be okay but I am bummed that it will cost another $20 to send it back to the embassy in Washington.

On a brighter note, Ryan and I just back from a visit in Iowa. It was great to see friends and family but it was very sad to realize that I won't be seeing them for at least a year. I didn't get enough time to see everyone, sorry Kelli and a few others. There was just not enough time!

Ryan got to experience about 20 minutes in Iowa City, but liked it enough to buy a Hawkeye baseball hat and t-shirt. Yay! He has been transformed! He was also lucky enough to get a grand tour of Tama. Stopped by the old house, chruch, high school, Pamida, and went to the casino. After hitting up some black jack tables, it was time to head back to Brooklyn to spend time with the parental units.

We are now back in Newnan, relaxing in our house. Lots of things to get done this week: resend my passport, find traveler's insurance, and buy one years worth of contacts. Money, money, money. Oh well, the anticipation of the trip is far exceeding the depleting bank account.


  1. You guys are doing such a great job in preparing for the upcoming adventure. It will all pan out in the end.
    Life is about obstacles, endeavors in life are not to be overlooked.
    Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

  2. I felt so bad I didn't get back to you. The day was crazy with a trip to Des Moines and then supper for Darcy's birthday. I hope you get the visa thing worked out and have a safe and wonderful trip!!