Friday, May 8, 2009

Squeaky Wheel

This isn't what I was referring to yesterday, but hey, I'll take it!


When I called immigration last week, the lovely woman there told me to call this Thursday, but didn't say why. When I called in the morning she told me to come in at 12:30 to sign some papers, but again didn't give me much of an explanation. I had to wait half an hour before she finally stuck her head through the window and said she just had to make a copy of my FM3 and then she'd call me back.

I had no idea it was ready!

Back I went, where I signed my name a bazillion times, then stamped my thumbprints all over the place (hence the purple thumb in the picture above). She told me a whole list of rules I need to follow if and when I leave the country, some of which I didn't quite understand, but I assume that as long as I let them know when I plan to leave, there shouldn't be a problem.

Now if only we could do something about that other visa...

24 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

Yay! How grand!

And that purple is a lovely shade on you.

EMC07 said...

One down, one to go. Glad to hear the good news :) Instead of a green thumb you have a purple thumb, I guess that means you are good at planting plums??

Enjoy your weekend!

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks Janna. There is now a lovely purple thumbprint on the book I'm reading.

Melanie Avila said...

EMC, I'll have to give that a try. Or purple popcicles -- I like those too. :P

Pink Ink said...

ay! You're looking more and more official every day!!

Hope the rest of the "package" comes soon.

WendyCinNYC said...

Woo hoo! Finally. Any word on the other visa?

Melanie Avila said...

Pink, I don't wanna be a Mexican!

*wails*

Melanie Avila said...

Wendy, I'm going to pretend you didn't ask that. :D

Penguin said...

Hey that is great news.
Purple thumbs are fine.
Just one question, Does it taste like a plumb when you turn the pages in the book?

Melanie Avila said...

Penguin, funny you should ask. I accidentally licked my thumb and it did NOT taste good.

LurkerMonkey said...

Woo hoo! Now you can vote in Iraq (what with the purple thumb and all)!

spyscribbler said...

Amen to that! And they are slow-*ss squeaky wheels. Although this has been exceedingly quick in comparison to Ibis's process!

colbymarshall said...

WOOOT! YAY!

Melanie Avila said...

Lurker, ROFL!!

Melanie Avila said...

Spy, with my process they were actually "processing" for two months. With him we're just waiting in a long line for the case to even BE processed. I assume they haven't even gotten to us yet, it's not that they're just taking a long time to review.

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks Colby! That's one less thing to worry about.

Turkey Lurkey said...

Finally! After two months you are now officially Mexican! (Well, almost - the big question is... can you make Mole sauce from scratch?) ;)

Melanie Avila said...

Ha, I don't know about being a Mexican... I'm just allowed to stick around for a year at a time. :P

"Can" I make mole is misleading. Yes, I can make mole from scratch. Does Ibis want to eat it? That remains to be seen...

Nadine said...

Yay!!! I hope this is the precursor and foreshadowing to the next Visa!!

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine, ME TOO.

Lauren said...

Yey! Congrats :)

Benjamin Solah said...

Wow, congrats! You must be so relieved.

So is your husband trying to get a Visa that will get him into the US? What's the plan?

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks Lauren. :)

Ben, yes, we're waiting for his visa. If you look at my sidebar there's a link called Hoo Am I: The Answers that explains everything.

Robin said...

Yay! A little progress is better than no progress. But more progress would be even nicer!