Monday, March 24, 2008

The Dossier is "In the Mail"

Well, I can finally check another item off my "To Do" list. The Latham dossier has been dropped off at the Fed-ex/Kinkos office today and should be delivered within three days to AO in San Diego. I had the most peculiar feeling as I was stuffing it in the envelope thinking about all that work and my passports, not to mention a check for $1600 to cover embassy registration and visa applications, and worrying that it would get lost and I'd have to start all over. She asked if I wanted insurance and I explained that if they lost the package, money would never be able to replace it. She gave me the tracking number and said, "Here, you can track it all the way there and if anything looks suspicious, you can give us a call." To which I replied, "Like, if it shows up in Guam instead of California?" She smiled. I'm sure she thought I was a bit crazy. If she only knew ...

This is where I left my dossier.

Tracking document -- this will get some use in the next few days

On another crazy note, I'm a bit superstitious about seeing turkeys. For a long spell I saw a lot of them when I was working (probaby was turkey season!) I'm not sure AT ALL why, but today as I was working they were all over the road!!! I'm hoping that it was a good omen (which, of course, I don't believe in at all, which is why it's crazy!!) that my dossier is going to get there safe and sound. Nonetheless, the turkeys were really cool to watch. All in all, I counted over 20.

So, it's official, I'm crazy! :-)


Hilary Marquis said...

Yippee!!! Doesn't it feel great to have that done and out of the way? You're one step closer to Ellie.

Allison said...

Welcome to the Crazy Club! Hopefully we won't be members for too much longer.

Mayme said...

I remember exactly how I felt when I took our dossier to be mailed at the UPS office. I had guarded all that paperwork with my life and then suddenly I had to trust someone else with it! Not an easy feeling. Of course, that was a lifetime ago as we continue to wait:( Congrats on getting it all done and mailed. And watch out for turkeys, they can destroy a car window - believe me, I know:)

Jackie said...

Congrats on checking this off your list. I look forward to following your journey and hope the wait to your girl is short.

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