Well — NOT surprisingly — our daughter’s visa did not arrive in the package of 4 visas coming in from Nairobi to our agency this week. If it had, I surely would have been shocked. It was a real long shot, but our case worker advised us to wait and see, just in case, before we started getting an MP on the case to rattle some cages in the High Commission to get our daughter’s visa processed in short order. So we added that task to the list of things to do.
We also learned that the earliest we can travel is the 2nd week of September, due to BDH’s work schedule. That was actually a really good thing to learn — despite BDH’s initial disappointment, since he’s getting really anxious to go get his baby girl (of course, I am too, but you know daddies and their little girls!) There’s something comforting not only in the time to prepare, but to have a solid date for a change. We have a date, and although it might be later than that that we end up travelling, we have something to shoot for.
So, we have some things to do.
As things get crossed off our list…
- Documents in Nairobi, at the High Commission? – CHECK!
- Found a rocking MP who is going to push the High Commission to get our documents going in a timely manner? – CHECK!
- Emailed said rocking MP’s office with all the relevant information? – CHECK!
- Washing baby clothes? – CHECK!
- Got a travel agent looking into flights and hotels? – CHECK!
- Washing baby bedding? – CHECK!
- Washing still MORE baby clothes? – CHECK!
I’ve got more baby stuff to wash — quelle surprise — as well as some organizing to do in her room. That’s going to take awhile. But it feels good to check things off the list.