Tuesday, March 4, 2008


I see London,
I see France,
I saw Texas
While we were renewing my visa yesterday!

Ibis had his medical exam yesterday at the crack of dawn. Technically dawn had not yet cracked but he was still standing outside in line when it did. There were flurries overnight and it was still only in the 30s when he got there. Fortunately my stealthy husband cut in line - ahem, joined his friends - so he was only there for four hours. Who knows how long it would've taken if he didn't know anyone.

He had a bunch of shots and they took his blood, so combined with not eating breakfast he was pretty wiped out when he got back to the hotel. After he napped we headed for the border to renew my tourist visa.

I was more than a little freaked out that we would somehow miss a turn and end up trying to cross the border. That Ibis would get in trouble with la migra even thought we weren't really trying to get into the US. But we found the building and I had a new visa within twenty minutes. While walking back to the car we noticed the sign welcoming people to Mexico and took a picture on his phone. It looks like we were in the US, anyway.

Last night we had to go back to the medical building to pick up his results, then this morning he went to the Consulate to get things started. Basically giving them some of his paperwork and they took his digital fingerprints. Very cool. Tomorrow is the actual interview.

Today we need to find a laundromat. We somehow missed the memo that it would only be in the 30s and 40s while we're here and didn't bring enough warm clothes. I managed to spill red wine in the middle of my long sleeve shirt, only one of two I brought along. I'm freezing!

1 comment:

Kristine said...

Good luck, good luck, good luck today!