Old business and new business.

I know I talked about the business of being here a few weeks ago, but that was the beginning of both the time and money spent just to keep paperwork in order to be able to live and work here.  Yesterday, I had to get up early and get down to the consulate to get…

The Happiest Place On Earth

Here’s the story of a very happy day, filled with snags, panics, and wonderful surprises.  It was one of the best, scariest, and proudest days of my life.  When you think that 6 years ago, I couldn’t afford to feed my girls.  5 years ago, I was close to dying on several occasions.  Since then,…

The business of living here

I want to tell you about the business of being an expat.  I mentioned that I had to renew the girl’s passports.  It has been 5 years since they have had residence in the United States.  As I talked about before, applying for them was the easiest thing I’ve done, but they said they would…

Well, That turned quickly.

My four-day weekend is coming to a close and what a whopper it was!  I need a vacation from all this “rest and relaxation.”  Here’s the thing.  When does survival mode stop?  When do I ever get chance to feel like things are working favorably, like it’s all working out?  At the beginning of this…

Damn wrench!

Day one of my four-day weekend, the first Saturday off ever. So the girls and I made loaded nachos for dinner. It was Rumi’s request. We sit down to eat and watch “Home” because I love it, and the buzzer for the downstairs door buzzes. We weren’t expecting anyone and I didn’t see any familiar…